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Leinster, Minister & Connaujjhf 

(JUNE, 1892.) 

Report of Proceedings, 
Lists of Committees, Delegates, etc. 












LIST OK DELEGATES : Carlow, 31 : Clare, 31 ; Cork, 32 ; 
South Dublin, 34 ; Xor th Dublin, 37 ; City of Dublin, 39 ; 
Dublin University, 44; Galway, 45; Kerry, 45; Kil- 
dare, 46 ; Kilkenny, 47 ; King's County, 47 ; Leitrim, 48 ; 
Limerick, 49 ; Longford, 50 ; Louth. 50 ; Mayo, 51 : 
Meath, 51 : Cjueen's County, 52 ; Roscommon, 52 ; 
Sligo, 53 ; Tipperary, 54 ; \Vaterford, 55 : Westmeath, 55 ; 
Wexford, 56 ; Wicklow, 57 - 31-58 



Mr. J. M. Finny, M.P., 71; J. F. G. Bannatyne, 74 ; Earl 
of Fingall, 74 and 134 ; Sir Thomas Butler, Bart.. 78 ; 
Mr. J. T. Tim, 79: The Duke of Leinster, 82 ; Mr. J. 
C. Colvill, 82; Right Hon. David Plunket. M.P., 85: 
Professor Ed. Dowden, 97 ; Mr. Wm. Dodds, 101 ; 
Rev. George Salmon, P.M., 103; Right Hon. Daniel 
Dixon (Lord Mayor of Belfast), 105 : Mr. Adam Duifin, 
106; Mr. II. de F. Montgomery, 110: Mr. \Y. 
J. Doloughan, 112 ; Mr. John R. \Yigham, 116 
and 128; Alderman J. II. Scott (High Sheriff of Cork), 
120: Rev. Samuel Prenter, M.A., 124; Hon. Horace 
Plunkett, 129 : Sir Henry Grattan Bellew, Bart., 133 : 69-134 



Mr. T. C. Franks, 140 ; Sir Henry Cochrane. 142 ; Mr. T. 
P. Cairnes, 142 and 198; Mr. W. G. Cox, 147; 
Mr. Maurice E. Dockrell, 148; Lord Castletown 
of Upper Ossory, 151 ; Mr. J. Malcolm Inglis, 156 ; 
Mr. J. Forbes Maguire, 163; Mr. E. J. Phillips, 167; 
Dr. MacCullagh (Mayor of Uerry), 170 and 192; 
Mr. W. J. Hurst, 172; Mr. Frank Johnston, 174; 
Right lion. David Plunket, ji.r , 177; Mr. William 
Findlater, 180; Mr. Thomas Pirn, junr., 181; Rev. 
H. Evans, D.D., 187; Mr. W. Kenny, q.c., 193; Mr. 
George Pollexfen, 195; Sir Richard Martin, ]!art., 198. 




L I S T F T O K T 11 A 1 T S . 


Sir Thomas P. Butler, Bart. 

The. Earl of Fin trail 

Mr. .T. Mn.ireu Finny, .M.I). 

Mr. J. F. (i. liannatyne, ,!.!>. 

Mr. J. Todhr.uter Pirn 

The Duke of Lcinster 

Mr. J. C. Colvill 

Riirht Hon. David Plunket. M.P. 

Professor Edward Dowden, LL.D. 

Mr. \V. Dodds 

Rev. (Jeorsc Salmon, I). D. (Provost 

Trinity College. Dublin) 
Right Hon. Daniel Dixon (LordMayi 

of Belfast) 
Mr. Adam Duffin 
Mr. II. do F. Montgomery, D.L. 
Mr. W. J. Dolonirhan 
Mr. John R. Witrkain, J.I 1 . 
Alderman J. It. Srott (tliirk Shcrilf 








Rev. Samuel Pi-enter, M.A. 

Hon. Horace I'lunkett 

Sir II. Grattan Hellcw. B:irt. 

Mr. T. ]. Cainics. ,I.P. 

Mr. T. C. Knuik> 

Alderman Sir II. Cm'hran . -I. 

Mr. \V. (i. C'i.\ 

Mr. Maurice K. I) x-kivll. ,1.1'. 

Lord (.'a-itlcti.wii of l']>p r <)>; 

Mr. .1. Malcolm Inglis .l.P. 

Mr. .1. Forbe- .\la;,'uiiv 

Mr. E. .1. Phillips 

Dr. MacCulla-h (Mayor of D< 

Mr. Frank Johnston 

Mr. William Findlater, D.L. 

Mr. Th'imis 1'iin, juu., .1.1'. 

K. v. Henry Evans, D.D. 

Mr. William Kenny, (J.C. 

Mr. Heoivo Pollexfen,, I. P. 

Sir Richard Martin, Hart. 


The project of holding a Convention representative 
of the Unionists of the Provinces of Lcinster, Munstcr, 
and Connaught, was first discussed at a meeting of 
the Council of the Irish Unionist Alliance, held on 
the 28th of April, 1892. At this meeting, after full 
and careful consideration, it \vas resolved : '' That 
this Council approves of holding a Meeting or Con- 
vention in Dublin for the purpose of expressing an 
opinion on Home Rule, and that it be referred to the 
Executive Committee to consider, as early as possible, 
whether it is practicable, and if so, to carry it out." 

The Executive Committee ot the Alliance met on 
the 3Oth of April, and, having considered the foregoing 
resolution, came to the conclusion that it was practic- 
able to hold such a Convention, and decided to 
summon a Conference of leading Unionists in the three 
Southern Provinces of Ireland for the purpose of taking 
steps to cany the project to a successful issue. 

This Conference met on the iSth May, under the 
presidency of the Earl of Fingall, and was very 
largely attended. The decision to hold a Conference 
was ratified, the Declaration to be submitted to it 
(which will be found on page 61), was approved, 
and General and Executive Committees were appointed 
to carry cut the details. 

The Executive Committee of the Convention 
determined at its first meeting that the Convention 
should be a gathering of the most representative 
character. The largest halls in Dublin were imme- 
diately secured, and special .steps were taken to 

increase the seating accommodation to the utmost 
capacity. The number of delegates from each Parlia- 
mentary Division in the three Southern Provinces was 
strictly apportioned to the estimated loyalist strength 
of each constituency. The project, which had the hearty 
support of the Unionist Press, was enthusiastically 
taken tip by the local Unionist organizations through- 
out the country, and it very soon became apparent 
that the Leinster Hall premises, although the largest 
that could be had, were utterly inadequate for the 
accommodation of those who were anxious to be 

Of the success of the Convention itself it is needless 
to say anything here. That a Convention of such a 
character could, at a month's notice, beheld, bringing 
together the scattered Loyalists of the South and West 
of Ireland, was a fact which could not but impress 
itself on public attention. Its importance was 
full\- acknowledged, and its purpose was ratified 
in the political manifesto issued by Lord Salisbury 
on the eve of the General Election of 1892. 

This volume contains a carefully revised report of 
the speeches delivered in support of the various 
resolutions, the full text of the more important 
letters received from distinguished persons who were 
unable to attend, and of the numerous telegrams of 
sympathy from Unionist organizations in Great Britain, 
together with lists of the delegates from the various 
constituencies who were present at the Convention. 
It is offered by the Executive Committee to each 
delegate as a souvenir of an unique and important 
event in the historv of Irish, Unionism. 


R. BACWEI.L, Ksi[., D.I.., Marlfield, Clonmel. 

MAJOK A. \V. BAILEY, 13 Morehanipton Road. 

F. ELRINGTON BALL, Es[., .I.P., Taney House, Dumlnmi. 

SIR CHARLES BARRIXGTOX-, Hart., Glenstal, Murroe, Limerick. 

A. L. BARLEE, Esq., Florence House. Men-ion. 

SIK THOMAS P. BI:TI.KK, Bart., D.I.., Ballintemple, Tullow. 

T. P. CAIKNES, Esq., J.P., Stameen. Drogheda. 

W. K. CALDHECK, Esq., J.P., Eaton Brae, Shankliill. 


GEORCE CHAMHKKS, Esq., J.P., 12 Stephen's (J-reen. 

J. C. COLVILL, Esq., Coolock House, Raheny. 

It. F. COLVILL, ESIJ., .J.V., Killester Abbey, Artanu. 

SIR H. Corn KANE, D.L., Woodbrook, Bray. 

C. PfiiDON COOTK, Esq., D.L., Bear Forest, Mallow. 

HENRY CLEMENTS, Esq.. D.L., Lou^h Rynn, Dromol. 

RAYMOND DE I.A POER, Esq., J.P., Kilcronagh, Waterford. 

COLONEL (TEKALD DEASE, D.I, , The Abbey, Celbridge. 

SURGKON-GEXEKAL A. DE RlCN/Y, (Mi.. 18 Clyde Road. 

MAJOR-GENERAL DEVENISH-MEARKS, D.I... M wires' Court. Ballynacargy. 

J\i:v. J. G. DuiOEs, Lough Rynn, Dromod. 

HON. LTKE (r. DILLON, .I.P., Cloiibrock. Ahaseragh. 

^^. E. DOCKKELL. Esq., .i.i'., Camolm, Monkstown. 

I'ROK. KD. Dow DEN, LI.. D., D.C.I... 1 Ap)iian Way. 

C. L. KAI.KINER, E-MJ., H.L., 36 Molesworth Stn.-et. 

R. FAUKELL, ESIJ., .i.r., Thornhill, Bray. 

WlLLIAJI KlNDI.A'I'ER, Ivsq., D.I.., 22 I''i t/. willialll Square. 

(COLONEL. I. KKoi.I.lOT. D.L., I lollvbruok, Uoyle. 

I. R. FOWLER, Ksq., .I.P., 6 Dune-urn Terrace, lira} 1 . 

. I AMKs Gl.ASCO, Ksq., 4 Foyle Terrace, Fairview. 

f. PERRY GOODUODY, lOsij., .I.P., Inc-hinore House. Clara. 

M Alters (JooDUODY, Ivsq., .1.1'., Obelisk I'ark, lilackrock. 

W. .1. (ioi I.DINC, Ksq., D.I.., Roebuck Hill, Booterstown. 

REV. T. T. GRAY, M.A., F.T.C.D., Trinity College, Dublin. 

JONATHAN llouc, Esq., Stratford, Orwell Road, Ratligar. 

L. O, HI-TTON, Ksq.. 8 Fit/.william Place. 

T. M^. INC i. is, Ksi|., .I.P., Trenton, Ball's Bridge. 

W. Mc.M. KAVANACH, Ksq.. ,i.i>., D.L., Kellestown, Carlow. 

A. D. KENNEDY, Esq., Gleii-na-geragh Hall, Glenageary. 

\V. IVKNNI, Fsi|., g.c., 35 Fit/william Place. 

PF.KCY LA TOUCHF., Ks<(., .1.1-., Xuwberry, Kilcullen. 

\V. LIVINGSTON, Fs<|., T.C., Westport. 

K. K. LONGFIF.I.D,| , J.P., Lon^ueville, Mallow. 

PKOF. .T. p. MAMAFFY, M..\.. F.T.C.D., Trinity College. Dublin. 

SIK RICIIAKD MAKTIN, Bart . iu,., 81 Merrion Square. 

-I. P. MAI -NSKI.I.. Ks(,.. 49 .Mespil Iload. 

TIIK L'Ki) .\roNTKAiu:, Mount Trenchard, l-'oyne^, 

f'-M'^'AP- THK HON. II. I'. ^FONCK, .i.r., Cliarlfvilk-, I'.ray. 

II. S. MOOUK, Ks([., .1.1'., 7 HcrV)ert Street. 

L. .1. M'DoNNKi.L, Ks,,.. 38 Men-ion Square. 

T. (J. Xi"i"i'iN(.. Ksi|., .i.i'., (iortnioiv, Diuulriuii. 

JOSKPH I'IKK, Ksi|., .[. i'., I)unslaiul, ( Jlanmiiv. 

THOMAS PIM, Ksi ( ., Jiuir., .1.1-.. Giveiikuik, Miinksto\vn. 

losKrii T. PIM. Ksi|., IJinnainara. Monkstowji. 

HON. HORACK I'l.i NKF.TT, Dunsaiiv Cattle, Dunsaiiv. 

I. TAI.HOT I'o\vi:ii. I-'si|., D.I... Leopardstown IFoii.^e, Stillor^an 

CAPTAIN L. KIAI.U D.I.., Old C'onna Hill P.ray. 

W. HOBKUTSON, Ks|., 30 Fimvilliam Si|uare. 

K. STAIM.KS, Ksi|., D.I... ])unniore, Durroxv. 

CTKOHGK F. STKNVAKT, Fs<j., .i.r.. Sitmmerhill, Killiney. 

ALDERMAN -T. .HAHI.KV-SCOIT, Park \"ie\v Terrace, Cork. 

.1. A. SCOTT. KM|.. 1 Salt-in Place. 

SKKFFIN<;TON SMYTH. Fsi|., D i.., Mount Henrv. Portarlin^ton. 

SHAPI.AND TANDY, Fsc|., Clarinda Park, Kin^snnvn. 

E. H. TATI.OW, Esi|.. 10 Sunbury Gardens, Kat!nniiie>. 

C. TOTTKNIIAM, KSIJ.. .I.P., Tottenham Park, Mullin^ar. 

C4OHDON F. TOM UK, Fsi| , .i.i 1 ., Kildare Street (.'lub. 

C. T". n"o\v\NiiKND, Fsi(.. i.i'., Hatley, Burliiigtun Koa'l. 

T. COOKK TI;I:NCII. Ks<|.. D.I... Millicent, X'aas. 

]>n. II. P. Tin KI.L. .i.r., Clonmamion, Ashford. Co. \\'i;-klo\\ . 

W. WATSON, Fs,,.. .i.r., 25 Fitxwilliain Place. 

.1. H. \\"K;IIAM. Fsi|., .i.r., Albany House, .Monksto\vn 

JAMKS \\~II.SON, Fsq., D i.., C'urry^rane, Kdgeworthstown 

.1. M. WII.>ON, Fs(|.. .I.P.. 





The Lord Ardilaun, St. Ann's, Clontarf. 

The Earl of Arran, Castle Gore, Ballina. 

R. O. Armstrong, Esq., J.i>., Clifton Terrace, Monkstown. 

Captain E. M. Armstrong, Mealiffe, Thurles. 

R. G. A. Alanson-Winn, Esq , Glenbeigh, Killarney. 

Colonel W. Aldworth, Newmarket, Co. Cork. 

Sir John Arnott, D.I,., Woodlands, Cork. 

T. Anderson, Esq., D.L., Grace Dieu Lodge, Waterford. 

C. Ambrose, Esq., u-.n., Waterford. 

F. H. Armstrong, Esq., Chaffpool, Ballymoate, Sligo. 

The Lord Ashtown, Woodlawn, Co. Galvvay. 

Rev. T. R. Abbott, D.D., 9 Seafield Avenue, Monkstown. 

S. F. Adair, Esq., J.P., 24 Fitzwilliam Square. 

P. Askin, Esq., J.P., 67 Northumberland Road. 

C. O. Aldworth, Esq., Tivoli, Cork. 

A. H. Smith-Barry, Esq,, M.P., Fota, Cjueenstown. 

Sir Thomas P. Butler, Bart., Ballintemple, Tullovv. 

Lord Arthur Butler, The Castle, Kilkenny. 

F. J. Bloomfield, Esq., D.L., Newpark, Waterford. 

R. Bagwell, Esq., D.I.., Marlfield, Clonmel. 

F. Brooke, Esq., J.P., Shillelagh, Wicklow. 

Sir H. Burke, Bart., Marble Kill, Loughrea. 

Sir H. W. Gore-Booth, Bart., Lisadell, Sligo. 

A. L. Barlee, Esq., Florence House, Merrion. 

The Right Hon. H. Bruen, D.L., Oak Park, Carlow. 
I. Beckett, Esq., J.P., Altamont, Dundrum. 

B. R. Balfour, Esq., J.P., D.L., Townley Hall, Drogheda. 
Professor S. H. Butcher, Killarney. 

Major R. H. Borrowes, D.I.., Gilltown, Newbridge. 

J. W. Bond, Esq., D.I.., Farragh, Longford. 

W. Browne-Clayton, Esq., D.I.., Brown's Hill, Carlow. 

Captain P. Bernard, D.L., Castle Hackett, Tuam. 

F. Elrington Ball, Esq., j.i>., Taney House, Dundrum. 

Major A. W. Bailey, J.P., 13 Morehampton Road. 

Captain Barrett-Hamilton, .J.P., Kilmanock House, New Ross. 

The Earl of Bandon, Bandon, Co. Cork. 

1 6 

W. C. Bayly, Esq., .1.1-., Ardrishan. Carlow. 

Sir Charles Burton, Bart., Pollacton House, Carlow. 

E. 0. Blacker, Esq., J.P., Woodbrook, Enniscorthy. 

Rev. R. C. Blacker, Do. do. 

G. F. Brooke, Esq., Somerton, Co. Dublin. 

R. P. Bell, Esq., j.i>., Pegsboro', Tipperary. 

Colonel Biddulph, St. Kilda, 1'arsonstown. 

J. L. Brinkley, Esq., D.I.., Portland Easky, Sligo. 

Sir Charles B. Barrington, Bart., Glenstal, Murroe, Limerick. 

W. Besuchamp, Esq., George's Street, Limerick. 

The Lord Bellew, Barmeath, Dunleer. 

Sir R. L. Blosse, Bart., Athavalle, Castlebar. 

Sir H. Grattan Bellew, Bart., Mount Bellew, Ballinasloe. 

E J. Beaumont-Nesbitt, Esq , j.i>., Tubberdaly, Edenderry. 

J. F. Bannatyne, Esq., Summerhill, Limerick. 

H. L. Barnardo, Esq., 5 Auburnville, Rathgar. 

Rev. F. H. Bernard, K.T.C.D., 6 Trinity College. 

H. C. Bloxham, Esq., Glenone, Terenure Road, Rathgar 

Captain R. Boyd, 4 Leinster Square, Rathmines. 

H. Brown, Esq., ,i.r., T.C., 10 Herbert Place. 

G. F. Brunskill, Esq., 2 Grosvenor Square, Rathmines. 

M. Burke, Esq., n.i,., 107 Lower Baggot Street. 

Dr. J. G. Burne, 28 Westland Row. 

Rev. C. Brown, Edgeworthstown. 

Major H. L. Barton, D.I.., Straffan. 

Rev. W. Brennan, Ballisodare. 

C. M. Bury, Esq., J.P., Prosperous, Naas. 

The Earl Belmore, Castlecoole, Enniskillen. 

W. H. Bible, Esq., P.L.U., Diamond Hill, Cork. 

William Bannister, Esq., IM..<;., Victoria Lodge, Cork. 

\V. Cooper, Esq., Cooper Hill, Carlow. 

The Earl of Carysfort, Glenart Castle, Arklow. 

The Earl of Courtown, Courtown House, Gorey. 

A. Congreve, Esq., D.I.., Mount Corigreve, Waterford. 

Colonel H. T. Clements, .1.1-., D.I.., Killadoon, Celbridge. 

Colonel R. A. G. Cosby, J.P., D.L., Stradbally Hall, Stradbally. 

The Marquis of Conyngham, Slane Castle, Meath. 

T. P. Cairnes, Esq., ,i.r., Stameen, Drogheda. 

C. Purdon Coote, Esq., D.L., Bear Forest, Mallow. 

Colonel E. H. Cooper, D.I.., Markree Castle, Collooney, Sligo. 

J. C. Colvill, Es<}., Coolock House, Raheny. 

Sir R. Cusack, D.I.., Furry Park, Raheny. 


J. Chambre, Esq., Mespil House, Mespil Road. 

The Lord Castletovvn, Granston Manor, Abbeyleix. 

Colonel H. D. Garden, D.I. , Knightstown, Portarlington. 

Right Hon. \V. H. F. Cogan, D.I.., Tinode, Blessington, Wickljw. 

E. H. Carson, Esq., Q.C., M.I'., 80 Meirion Square, Dublin. 

"W. E. Calclbeck, Esq., .1.1-., Eiton Brae, Shankhill. 

Sir John Colomb. K.C.M.C;., Dromguinna, Kenmare. 

Sir H. Cochrane, D.I.., 45 Kildare Street. 

M. C. Cramer, E=q., D.I.., Rathmore. Kinsale. 

Sir G. Colthurst, Bart., D.I... Blarney Castle, Cork. 

The Lord Carew, Casileboro', Enniscorthy. 

N. N. Cookman, E-q.. D.I.., Monart House, Enniscorthy. 

Sir J. Garden, Bart., D.I.., Templemore Abbey, Templemore. 

Captain A. Cooper, .I.P., Killenure Castle, Cashel. 

Captain R. T. Carew, .I.P., Ballinamona Park, Waterford. 

Colonel J. H. Co^er, D.I.., Dunboden, Mullingar. 

Colonel Coddington, Oldbridge, Drogheda. 

C. P. Coghill, E-q., -i.r., Rushbrook, Kells. 

R. Caldbeck, Esq., J.P., Bullacolla House. Balhcolla. 

The Hon. C. Crofton, .i.i'., Moate Park, Ballymurry. 

Major Campbell, Oranmorc, Sligo. 

The Lord Clarina, Elm Park, Limerick. 

Colonel R. Caulfield, .).!>., Camolin House, Camolin. 

Colonel J. Crosbie, D.I.., Ballyheigue Castle, Tralee. 

The Lord Cloncarry, Lyons, Ilaz ehatch. 

Lt. -Col. The Hon. C. K. Crichton, .i.r., Mullaboden, Ballymore Eustace. 

Major J. H. Connellan, D.I.., Coolmore, Thomastown. 

Sir C. Cuffe, Bart., Lyrath, Kilkenny. 

II. Sharman Crawford, Esq., .37 Raglan Road. 

R. T. Callow, Esq., .i.r., Ardnachree House, Dalkey. 

Serjeant Campion, Esq., o,.c., 13 Hatch Street. 

Ur. \V. Carte, .i.r., Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. 

G. Chamber;, l^scj., .i.r., 12 Stephen's (ireen. 

A. Cleary, Esq., ^.c., 46 Lower Leesoa Street. 

J. W. Craig, Esq., q.c., 94 Lower Leeson Street. 

E. P. Culverwell, Ksq., K.T.C.D., 40 Trinity College. 

Rev. Dr. Coulter, Manorhamilton. 

Rev. J. Cook, Glene&ly. 

C. C. Clarke, Esq., (Jr.iiguenoe Park, Thutles. 

C. M. Doyne, Esq., D.I.., Wells, Gorey. 

M. E. Dockrell, E-q., .i.i'., Camolin, Monkstown. 

Raymond De la Poer, Esq., j.r., Kilcronagh, Waterford. 



The Hon. L. G. Dillon, .i.i 1 ., Clonhrock, Anascragh. 

Colonel G. Dease, .J.r., The Abbey, Celbridge. 

Alexander Deane, Esq.. 56 Upper Mount Street. 

Professor E. Powden, I.L.D., D.C.I... i Appian Way, Leeson Park. 

R. Digby, Esq., J.P., The Castle. Gcashiil. 

Major P G. De l>urgh, i.i.., Oldtown, Xaa-. 

The Earl of Desart, Desart Court, Kilkenny. 

The Lord Dunally, Kilboy, Xenagh. 

F. P. Dunne, Esq., .1.1*., Bal I\v>r, Binagher. 

Edmond Count De li Poer, D.I... Gurteen le Poer, Kilshelin. 

The Viscount De Vesci, Abbeyleix. 

Captain T. A. Drought, n.r... Letty brook, Kinnetty, King's County. 

The Earl de Montalt, Dundrum. Cashel. 

James Dobson, Fsq., .;.!>., Cambridge House, Kathmines. 

W. \Vestropp Da\vson, Esq.. D.I... Charlesfort, Ferns. 

The Right Hon. W. W. F. Dick, D.I... Humewood. Kiltegan. 

Captain G. K. S. Massey Dawson, D.I... Ballinacourte, Tipperary. 

Major-General \V. L. Devenish-Meares, D.I.., Meares Court, Uallv 

nacaryy, Co. Westmeath. 

Surgeon-General A. C. C'. De Renzy, r.,{., 18 Clyde Road, Dublin. 
Sir J. F. Dillon, Bart., D.I.., Lismulien, Carlow Cro^s, Navan. 
R. II. P. Dunne, Esq., J.P., Brittas, Clonaslie. 
The Lord De Freyne, French Park. Roscommon. 
Rev. J. G. Digges, Lough Rynn, Dromod. 
The Earl of Dunraven, Adare Park, Adare. 
Colonel J. H. Dopping, J.P., Derrycassin. Dring, Granard. 
II. J. Dudgeon, Esq., .i.r., The Priory, Stillorgan, 
The Honourable S. Daly, Kildare Street Club. 
R. M. Dane, Esij., M.P., 7 Percy Place. 
Wellington Darley, Esq.. Violet Hill, Bray. 
Colonel A. V. Davoren, J.P., .; Seaview Terrace, Donnybrouk. 
T. Davy, Esq., I.I..D.. 85 Merrion Scjuare. 
W. Deverell, Esq., 26 Leeson Park. 
D. LJrummond, Escj., .i.i 1 ., Dur.filan, Rathgar. 
J. F. Duncan, Esq., M.D., S L'pper Merrion (Street. 
The Lord Dunsany, Dunsany Castle. 
R. A. Duke, Esq.. i> i.., New Park, Ballymote. 
Robert Day, Esq., IM..I;., 3 Sydney Place, Cork. 
Rev. H. Evans, D.D., Charles Street, Dublin. 
The Lord Emly, Tervoe, Limerick. 
Major X. T. Everard, D.I.., Randalstown, Xavan. 
The Hon. L. G. F. A. Ellis, D.I, , Gowran Castle, Gowran. 

R. Fowler, Esq., n.r.., Rahinstown, Enfield. 

The Hon. D. F. Fortescue, D.L., Summerville, Dunmore, E. Water- 

Captain M. Fox, u.x., n.r.., Annaghmore, Tullamore. 

R. U. P. Fitzgerald, Esq., M.P., Oueenstown. 

Colonel J. ffolliott, n.r.., Hollybrook, Boyle. 

E. J. Figgis, Esq., Glen-na-Smoil, Upper Rathmines. 

The Earl Fitzwilliam, Coolattin, Co. Wicklow. 

R. Farrell, Esq., J.P., Thornhill, Bray. 

C. L. Falkiner, Esq., B.L., 36 Molesworth Street. 

J, R. Fowler, Esq., j.r'., 6 Duncairn Terrace, Bray. 

B. Fitzgerald, Esq., Listowel, Kerry. 

Captain C. French, n.r.., Castle Bernard, Kinnetty. 

Lord M. Fitzgerald, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. 

W. Fitzmaurice, Esq., Kelvingrove, Carlow. 

J. Fenton, Esq., ,).!>., Butler's Grange, Tullow. 

Savage French, Esq., J.P., Cuskinny, Queenstown. 

Professor Fitzgerald, F.T.C.D., Trinity College, Dublin. 

G. Frend, Esq., ,i.i>., Silverhills, Cloughjordan. 

The Earl of Fingall, Killeen Castle, Tara. 

R. R. Fitzhetbert, Esq., n.r.., Blackcastle, Navan. 

Colonel II. Taaffe Ferrall, n r.., 73 Merrion Square. 

W. De S. Filgate, Esq., D.L., Lisrenny, Ardee. 

Sir T. O. Forster, Bart., Ballymascanlon, Dundalk. 

J, Findlater, Esq., J.P., Melbeach, Albany Avenue, Monkstown. 

W. Findlater, Esq., n.r,., 22 Fitzwilliam Square. 

Henry Fitzherbert, Esq., J.P., Millbrook, Abbeyleix. 

Marcus Goodbody, Esq., J.P., Obelisk Park, Blackrock. 

W. R. F. Godley, Esq.,j.i>., Fonthill, Chapelizod. 

James Glasco, Esq., 4 Foyle Terrace, Fairview. 

R. Grubb, Esq., J.P., Castlegrace, Llogheen, Tipperary. 

R. E. Gibson, Esq., Allenswood, Lucan. 

G. Goold, Esq., 42 Grand Parade, Cork. 

Rev. T. T. Gray, F.T.C.D., Trinity College, Dublin. 

General Sir C. Gough, K.C.B., Innislough, Clonmel. 

W. G. GofT, Esq.,j.r>., Glenville, Waterford. 

N. ff. Gyles, Esq., J.P., Lismore. 

Surgeon-General F. L. G. Gunn, J.P., Rockdale, Orwell Road, 

T. Gerrard, Esq., n.r.., Boyne Hill, Navan. 

Archibald Godley, Esq., n.r.,., Killegar, Killeshandra. 

J. R, Garstin, Esq., D.L., Eraganstown, Castlebellingham. 

The Viscount Gort, Gal way. 

The Viscount Gough, Loch Cutra, Galwp.y. 

Toier R. Garvey, Esq., .i.i>.. Parsonstown. 

J. P. Goodbody, Esq., .i.r.. Inchmore House, Clara. 

Sir P. Grace. Bart., n.i.. Holey, Monkstown. 

P. C. Gaussen, Esq.. ij Warrington Place. 

Jonathan Goodbody, Esq.. Pembroke House, Blackrock. 

Joseph Gough, Esq., 101 Leinster Road. Rathmines. 

Sir Howard Grubb, 51 Kenilworth Square, Rathmines. 

II. Guinness, Escj.. .i.r.. Burton Hall, Leopardstown Road, Stillorgan. 

W. J. Goulding, Esq., n.i.., Roebuck Hill, Booterstown. 

J. Gibbs, Esq.,.j P., 56 Pembroke Road. 

Rev. \V. Godley, Carngallen. 

Rev. J. Galbraith, Knocknarea, Siigo. 

Colonel Fox Grant, .i.r.. 41 larinda Park. Kingstown. 

Colonel Graham, Castlecrin, County Clare. 

J. V. Gregg. Esq., r.i..<;., Marlborough House, Cork. 

Colonel V. La Touche Hatton, n.i... Wexford. 

II. A. Hamilton, Esq.. D.I.., Hampton, Halbriggan. 

The Marquis of Ileadfort, Headfort House, Kells. 

The Earl of Howth, The Castle. Ilowth. 

H. Hendrick-Aylmer, Esq. ..7. p., Kerdiffstown, Xaas. 

The Right Hon. I. T. Hamilton, r.c., D.I... Abbotstown. Castleknock. 

R. Huggard, Esq., .i.r., Nelson Street, Tralee. 

Captain E. C. Hamilton, .I.P., Innistioge, Kilkenny. 

Mitchell Henry, Esq., .i.r., Kylemore, Clifden. 

J. Hogg. Esq., Stratford, Orwell Road. Rathgar. 

T. G. Palmer Hallett. Esq.,.i.i'., Galway. 

R. Hassard, Esc}., Summerville, \\"aterford. 

II. Harden, Esq., i.i.. n., 84 Lower Gloucester Street. 

S. M. Uussey, Esq., .1.1-., Edenburn, Tralee. 

Captain R. C. Halpin, .I.P., .'I inakelly House, Rathnew, \Yicklo\\. 

Rev. I). Hanan. D. D., Rectory. Tipperary. 

Colonel R. \V. Ilartlev, .i.r., IJeechpark. Clonsilla. 

Sir R. Ilodson. Bart., D.I.., Ik'llybrook, Bray. 

The Lord Harlech. Derrycove, Dromocl, Leitrim. 

R. \V. Hall-IJare. Esq.,.i.i-., Xewtownbarry. 

^fajor Ileighington, .I.P., Donard House, Baltinglass. 

Vere Hunt, Esq., .).!'., High Park, C'appawhite. 

Colonel G. E. Hillier, D.I.., Mocollup Cattle, Lismore. 

\V. E. Iloimes, Esq., .i.r., Carrarowe Park. Roscommun. 

S. L. Hamilton, Esq., J.r., Grosvenor I'ark, Rathmines. 

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G. Healy, Esq.,.i r., Hughenden. Castle Avenue, Clontarf. 
L. O. Ilutton, Esq., X Fitzwilliam Place. 
Rev. T. G. Heffernan, Newport, Tipperary. 
V. G. Ilines, Esq., Stradbally. 
R. R. Hayes, Esq., Achill. 
R. Hadden, Esq., Granard. 

Rev. S. E. Hoops, D.D., Fenagh Rectory, Carrick-on-Shannon. 
Edwin Hall, Esq..!. p., Yinehurst, Blackrock, Co. Cork. 
George L. Heard, Esq., Lehanagh, Cork. 
W. B. Ilartland, Esq., Ardcairn, Cork. 
J. M. Inglis, Esq., .LI-., Trenton, Ball's Bridge. 
The Lord Inchiquin, Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Clare. 
J. K. Ingram, Esq., I.I..D., K.T.C.D., 34 Trinity College. 
T. Dunbar Ingram, Esq., 13 Wellington Road. 
W. Irvine, Esq., j.c., Prospect Hill, Carrickmines. 
The Lord Iveagh, St. Stephen's Green, Dub in. 
Henry Jones, Esq., jun., Efl'ra Road, Rathmines. 
A. S. Jackson, Esq., ^.c., 45 Lower Leeson Street. 
Lieutenant-Colonel W. Johnson, Castle Lyons, Fermoy. 
St. G. R. Johnston, Esq., ,1.1-., Mount Prospect, Kinloch. 
John Jameson, Esq.. .J.P., 5 Upper Merrion Street. 
H. W. Jackson, Esq., 44 Fitzwilliam Square. 
The Earl of Kingston, Kilronan Castle, Keadue, Carrick-on- 

Sir R. Keane, Bart, Cappoquin, Waterford. 
W. Kenny, Esq., o..c., M.r., 35 Fitxwilliam P. ace. 
Colonel C. II. Knox, .i.r., Creagh, Ballinrobe. 
The Lord Kilmaine, Killucan. 
W. Kingsman, Esq , 4 Banna Villas, Ranelagh. 
The Earl of Kenmare, Killarney House, Killarney. 
W. M'M. Kavanagh, Esq., D.I,., Kellestown, Carlow. 
T. Kemmis, Esq., D.I.., Shaen, Maryboro'. 
Sir G. King, Bart., D.I.., Charleston, Drumsna. 
U. A. Knox Esq., D.I... Mount Falcon, Ballina. 
Thomas Kough, Esq., .1 i\, Xewtown Villa, Kilkenny. 
W. de V. Kane. Esq., .1 i 1 ., Sloperton Lodge, Kingstown. 
W. Keating, Esq.. Sybil Hill, Kaheny. 
('.. Kinahan, Esq., .I.P., Roebuck Park, Dundrum. 
T. \V. Kinahan, Esq., M.A.. 24 Waterloo Road, Dublin. 
A. I). Kennedy. Esq., (Henageragh Hall, dlenageary. 
Kelly, Ks.|.. Oil Mills, Sixmilebriclge. Co. Clare. 
M. Den Keatinge, Esq., .I.P., D.I.., Crlin.yford, Kilkenny. 


!'. W. Low, Esq.. D.L., Kilshane, Tipperary. 

K. E. Longfield, Esq., ,7. p., Longueville, Mallow. 

The Earl of Limerick, Dromore Castle, Pallaskenry. 

S. Little, Esq., .i.r., George Street, \Vexford. 

Thomas Leech, Esq., .T.I>., Fruitlawn, Abbeyleix. 

J. Ormsby Lawder, Esq., D.I... Lawderda'e, Carrick-on-Shannon. 

Percy La Touche, Esq., D.I. , Xewberry, Kilcullen. 

The Earl of Longford, Pakenham Hall, Castlepollard. 

The Duke of Leinster, Carton, Maynooth. 

J. F. Lecky, Esq., I--.T.C.D., D.L., Lenham Lodge, Milford, Carlow. 

Dames Longworth, Esq., D.I... Glynwood, Athlone. 

Professor B. Lewis, 49 Sandy's Well, Cork. 

H. C. Levinge, Esq., D.L., Knockdrin Castle, Mullingar. 

The Lord Langford, Summerhill, Co. Meath. 

Godfrey Levinge, Esq.. Lisdufi, Ballybrophy. 

J. M. Lloyd, Esq.. .i.r., Croghan House, Boyle. 

Guy Lloyd, Esq., D.I.., Croghan House, Boyle. 

C. L. L'Estrange, Esq.. j.p., \Voodville, Sligo. 

A. L. Lee-Norman. Esq., j.p, Corballis. Ardee. 

J. W. Leahy. Esq.. .i.r., South Hill, Killarney. 

The Earl of Listowel, Convamore, Mallow. 

Colonel Sir J. Langrishe, Bart., Knocktopher Abbey. Thomastown. 

T. P. Law, Esq., (i.e., 48 Stephen's Green. 

Sir H. Lawrence, Bart., Bel.:ard, Clondalkin 

R. F. Lidwell. Esq.. .i.r., 21 George's Street, X. 

J. Little, Esq., M.D., 14 Stephen's Green. 

The Yen. Archdeacon of Lismore. 

Thomas Leonard. Esq.. .1 p.. \Varrenstown. Dunsany. 

F. La Touche. Esq.. .i.i>., The Castle, Dromahair. 

Lieutenant-Colonel G. Lindsay. D.I.., Glasnevin House. 

William Livingston, Ks j., We.stport. 

Rev. James Lyons, The Manse, Manorhamilton. 

The Lord Massey, Hermitage. Castleconnell, Limerick. 

General Maquay. Ashfield, Monasterevan. 

Sir R. Musgrave, ]'>art.. D.I.., Tourin. Cappoquin, 

J. Malcomson. Esq.. Dunmore, E. Waterford. 

C. r>. Maria}-. Esq., D i. , T.ulvedere. Mullingar. 

Major R. St. L. Moore, .i.r., Kilashee, Xaas. 

Rev. J. P. Mahafly. F.T.C.D., Trinity College. 

H. S. Moore, Esq., .i.r.. ~ Herbert Street. 

J. H. Moore, Esq., i; i.. , 32 Upper Mount Street. 

S. Moore, Esq.. D i.., liarne, Clonmel. 


The Viscount Monck, Charleville, Enniskerry. 

The Viscount Massereene, Oriel Temple, Collon, Louth. 

H. V. Macnamara, Esq., D.L., Ennistymon House, Ennistymon, Clare 

The Viscount Midleton, Cahirmore, Limerick. 

The Earl of Meath, Kilruddery, Bray. 

General \V. (j. D. Massy, Grantstown, Tipperary. 

Captain M. Morton, j.r, Little Island, Clonmel. 

The Earl of Mountcashel, More Park, Kilworth, Co. Cork. 

The Hon. G. \V. I. Monsell, D.I.., Tervoe. Limerick. 

The Lord Monteagle, Mount Trenchard, Foynes. 

The Lord Muskerry, Springfield Castle. Drumcollagher. 

J. Macgillycuddy, Esq., .].!'., Aghadoe, Killarney. 

The Earl of Mayo, Palmerston House, Straflan. 

Rev. I). E. Montmorency, Castle Morres, Knocktopher. 

Ed. Morrison, Esq., Parsonstown. 

Sir R. Martin, Bart., D.I.., Si Merrion Square. 

Sir G. Moyers, .1.1-., S Vesey PI ice, Kingstown. 

G. (). Molley, Esq. (i.e., y Henrietta Street. 

C. E. Martin, Esq , J.i' ., 12 Fitzwilliam Place. 

W. Moore, Esq., ji.i,., 76 Lower Leeson Street. 

\V. G. Murphy, Esq., 42 Lower Sackville Street. 

G. Macnie, Esq., .1.1-., Baymount, Clontarf. 

J. P. Maunsell. Esq., 49 Mespil Road. 

1". Maple, Esq., .i.i>, Marino Park, Plackrock. 

Colonel Magrath, Banaboo, Wexford. 

Rev. H. Mitchell, Ouarrymount. Uallybrophy. 

Rev. S. Martin, Kilcock. 

Thomas Mitchell, ICsq., Parsonstown. 

G. F. Murphy, Esq., .1.1-., The Grange, Dunsany. 

Rev. Thomas M >ran. 34 Henry Street, Limerick. 

J. \V. Mullins, Ivscj .. .I.P., 13 Rutland Square. East. 

Luke J. M'Donnell, Es<j., jS Merrion Square, Dublin. 

Samuel M'Gregor, Esq., 30 Anglesea Street. 

J. 1>. M'Xamara, ICsi]., .1.1-., Rjck Lodge, Liscannor, Clare. 

H. M Comas, Esq., .I.P., Homestead, Dundrum. 

S. M 1 Comas, Esq., .I.P., Rockfort, Dalkey. 

J. M'Evoy, l'"sq., .i.i'., I^ower Bag^ot Street. 

J. M'Kee, Es<]., C'ollon, (.'o. Louth. 

Rev. Canon M'Cheaae, Wellbrook, Ereshfor-I. Co. Kilkenny. 

Alexander M'Ostrich, ESIJ.. Eglantine. Cork. 

The lion. Captain H. C. Monck, D.I... Charleville, Enniskerry. 

J. L. Naper, Esq., D.I.., Loughcrew, OKlcastle. 

Alexander Nelson, Esq.. .i.i 1 ., Waterford. 

Dr. Xadin, Tipperary. 

]. P. Newton, Esq.. n.i.., Punleckney Manor, Bagnalstown. 

J. (i. Nutting, Esq.. .1.1-., Gortmore. Dundrum. 

T. li. North, Esq., ,i.i'.. no Grafton Street. 

The Marquis of Ormonde, The Castle, Kilkenny. 

M. W. O'Connor, FS<I., .I.P., Baltrasna. Oldcastle. 

T. T. Overend, Esq., 12 Ely Flace. 

The O'Oonovan, ,i.i>., Lissard, Skibbereen. 

E. W. O'Brien, Esq., D.I... Cahermoyle, Ardagh, Limerick. 

P. O'Reilly, Esq., D.I,., Coolamber, Rathcwen. 

R. W. Orme, Esq., .I.P., Owen me re, Crcssmolina. 

T. G. Overend. Esq., Q c. , i Terrace Sorrento, Dalkey. 

Sir G. Owens. M.D., uo Lower Haggot Street. 

Rev. Canon O'Connor, Baltinglass. 

Rev. Canon O'Sullivan, Cloughjordan. 

Joseph Pike, Esq.. D.I. , Dunsland. Glanmire, Cork. 

Owen Phibbs, Esq .. n.i.., Coradoo, Boyle. 

Sir R. J. Paul, Bart.. D.I.., Ballyglan. Waterford. 

James Pim, Esq., jun . Killarney Wood, Bray. 

Thomas Pim, Esq., Glen-na-Geragh House. Glena^eary. 

Joseph T. Pim, Esq., Rinnamara. Monksto\\n. 

G. R. Price. Esq., g.r.. 34 Lower Leeson Street. 

R. L. Power. Esq., Inch House, Thurles. 

Samuel Perry, Esq.. D i. , Woodroofe, Clonmel. 

Sir Roger Palmer, Bart., D.I... Rush House. Rush. 

Joshua J. Pim, Esq., .i.r . Cabinteely House. Cabinteely. 

The Hon. H. 1'lunkett. M.P., Dunsany House. Co. Meath. 

D. R. Pack-Beresford, Esq., D i.., Eenagh House, Bagnalstown. 

E. Pike, Esq., ,I.P., Shanakiel. Cork. 

R. H. Power, Esq., .I.P., The Castle, Lismore. 

Rev. II. R. Poole, D.D.. K.T.C.D., 15 Lower Fitzwilliam Street. 

Sir.!. T. Power, Bart., D.I... Edennine, Lnniscorthy. 

J. C. P<iunclen, E>(]., .I.P., Bally\\alter, Corey. 

Major C. Pepper, n i.., Ballygarth Castle, Julianstown. 

J. N. G. Pollock, Esq., .I.P., Mountainstown, Navan. 

The Hon. T. Preston, D.I.., Silverstream, Balbriggaa. 

The Earl of Portarlington, I'.mo Park, Portailingion. 

W. T. Potts, Esq., .I.P., Correen Castle, Ballinasloe. 

C. C. Palmer. Esq.. .I.P., Raheen House, I '.(lender ry. 

Sir R. C. Power, Bart.. D.I.., Kilfanc, Thomastown. 

J. T. Power, Escj.. D.I.., Leoi~ardstown Park. Stillorgan. 

The Viscount Powerscourt, K.I'., Powersco'irt, Enniskerry. 

The t'arl of Pembroke, 7 Carlton House Terrace, London, S.W. 

Thomas Pirn, Esq., jun., J.r., Greenbank, Moukstown. 

F. W. Pirn, Esq., Blackrock Lodge, Blackrock. 
Rev. G. B. Power, Thomastown. 

G O. Potter, Esq. (Mills), Ballinrobe. 

Albert Quill, Esq., H.I.., 42 Ilarcourt Street. 

The Earl of Rossc, K.P., Birr Castle, Parsonstown. 

G. Ryan, Esq., i> i... Inch House, Thurles. 
J. M. Kiyse, Esq., .i.i'., Thornton, Dunlavin. 
William Robertson, Eiq., 30 Fitzwilliam Square. 
John Ross Esq., o,.c., M.r. , 66 Fitzwilliam Square. 
Richard Reeves. Esq.. 51 Merrion Square. 

W. Rochfort, Esq., .J.r., Cahir House, Chir. 

Ciptain L. Riall, D i... Old Conna Hill, Bray. 

R. W. C. Reeves, 10 *q. D.I... Bissborough, Killimer, Cl.xre. 

Major R. Rice, J.i'., Bushmount, Lixnaw, Kerry. 

The Lord Rathdonnell, Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Carlow. 

Colonel Rowan, .1.1-., Uelmont, Tralef. 

E. llotheram, Esq., .J.P.. Crossdrum, Oldcastle. 

M. H. Rotheram, Es<|., .i.i'.. Belview, Crossakiel. 

The Hon. II Rowley, D.I. , Summerhill, Meath. 

W. Ruxton, Esq., v.i. , Co. Louth, Ardee House, Ardee. 

A. J. Russell, E<q., .i.i 1 ., Mount Russell, Limerick. 

J. Hamilton Reid, Esq., Lisnoe, Dartry Park, Upper Rathmines. 

J. Hamilton Reid, E?q., Holmston, Kingstown. 

J. Richardson, Esq., .i.i'., (i.e., 70 Lower Baggot Street. 

S. Ronan, Esq., ij.c., 45 Fitzwilliam Square. 

\V. Ryan, Esq., (i.e., 29 Pembroke Street, Upper. 

J. Scott, l-'.-q., //-/.// Times Office. 

Rev. T. Reilly, Killashee. 

Skeffington Smyth, F.sq., v.i.., Mount Henry, Porlarlington. 

G. F. Stewart, Esq., .J i'., Summerhill, Kiiliney. 

II. \*illiers Stuart, Esq., .J.I'., Dromana, Cappoqum. 

Robert Staples, l-'.'c|.. i>.i... Uunmore, Durrow. 

\V. J. Shannon, F-(|., 62 Upper Leeson Street. 

R. >exton, Esq., .J i> , 70 Ilarcourt Street 

G. E. Searight, I-'.sq., ^prirgfield, Shankhill, Dublin. 

Mnjor-General F. W. Stubbs, .i.i 1 .. Uroiuaikin House, Castlebcllingham. 

R. V. Stoney. Esq., .J.r., Ro?turk, Co. Mayo. 

Rev. (ieorge Salmon, D.D., Provost of Trinity College, Dublin. 

The Viscount Stopford, !>.[.., Courtown House, Gorey. 


Rev. F. De B. Sidle/, The Rectory, Granard, Long r ord. 

Colonel Pratt Saunders, D.L., Siunders Grove, Siratford-o.i-Sliney, 


W. Stanford, Esq., Ounavarri, Lucan. 
J. William Scott, K-.q., J.P., Russ'evin, Ennis, CUre. 
Aldermin John Harley Sc-vtt, .I.P., Park Vie* Terrace, Cork. 
R. M. D. Sanders, Esq.. .7.!'., Sanders Pa'k, Charleville. 
Colonel E. Shuldham, n.r... Coolkellure, Danmanway. 
J. \V. P. Sheares, Eq.. .IP, Ro-jkhurst, Mj.ikstowa. Cork. 
Professor Shaw. Trinity College, Dublin. 
D>vaynes S:nyth, Esq., J.P., Bray Head, Bray. 
W. A. Sargent, Eq., Waterford. 
R. H. Stubber. Esq., D.I.., Moyne, DJITO.V. 
The Marquis of Sligo, Westport Hou-e, Sligx 
J. T. Soigne, Eq., (jrennan House, Thimastown. 
Colonel H. J. R. V. S:uirt, J.P., Capetown, Carri:k-on-Sair. 

D. Sherlock, E?q., D i. , Kaheen Lodge, Tullamore. 
Joseph Studholme, H.q.. J.P., Billyeig'ian, Par>9isto\vn. 
R. W. Shekleton, Esq., v c.. 42 Fity.william Place. 

Dr. P. C. Smyly, v.K.r.s.i., 4 Merrion Square. 
Piev. J. \V. Stubbs, K.T.C.D., 39 Fitzwilliam S:reet. 
Sir Edward Sallivan, Bart., 32 Fitzwilliam Pia:e. 
EJward Sclater, Esq., Caddagh Hou=e. Xavan. 
J. D. SarsfielJ, E^q., Doughcloyne, Cork. 

E. \V. S nyth, E-q.. Ab'ootsford. Park Av;me, Sandymount. 
Tne HDO. Cosby Trench, D L., SDp.v^ll Hal'., Clraghprdau. 
Majir K. D. Tanner, J.P.. Belleville Park, Cappoquin. 
Colonel F. Trant, D i... Dovea, Thurles. 

J. G. Ta'ljw, Eq., 14 Sou'.h Frederick Sireet. 
(r. F. Trench, Esq., J.P., Ardfert, Kerry. 

C. U. Townshenl, Eq.. J p., Ha'ley, Burlington R^ad, Dablin. 
T. Cooke Trench, Esq., D.I,., Millicent, Xais. 
G. E. Tombe, Eq.. J.P., Kildare Sireet Club, Dablin. 
Dr. II. P. Truell, J.J'. , Cionmannon, Ashford, \\"icklow. 
Colonel C. G. Tottenhan. D r.., Ballycurry, Ashf jr 1, \Vicklow. 
G. L. Tottenham, Eq., D.I... Glenjdj Iliuse. Kinlough, BanJoran. 
Siapland M. Tandy. E ; j., Ciarin-U Park. Kingstown. 
W. T. Trench, Eq., J.P.. Liu^T.on, Mjne/gill, King's County. 
R. Tyrrell, Esq., K.T.I . n., 63 t.'pper Lecson Street, l^ublin. 
H. II. Townsend, Eq., .'.P., Condingan Ma lor, Tipperary. 
J. Tisdall. E-q. ; D.I.., Charlesfort, Kells. 
C. E. Townsend, Eq.. .I.P.. Mount Coote, Kilmallock. 

Colonel J. T. Talbot-Crosbie, J.P., Ardfert Abbey. Ardfert. 
II. R. G. Toler, E-q., D.I.., Durrow Abbey, Tullamore. 
W. J. H. Tyrrell, Esq., .I.P., Grange Castle, Edenderry. 
G. B. Thompson, Esq., 13 Fit/.william Place. 

E. II. Tatlow, Esq., 10 Sar.bury Gardens. 

G. Thompson, Esq., J.P., 3 Win Isor Road, Rathmines. 
G. Tickel', E-q., .i.i'., Biymount Castle, Clontarf. 
Rev. Chancellor Tisdall, 22 Herbert Place. 
W. G. Twomey, Esq., I.I..D. , Sidmonton, Bray. 
II. Tivy, Esq., Cork Constitution. 

F. N. Le P. Trench, Esq., g.r., 7 Hitch Street. 
Rev. J. W. Tristram, Rectory, Maynooth. 

T. S. Trench, K<q., .7.1-., Ballybrittas. 

S. Thompson, 1C ,q., Lauderdale, Carrick-on-Shannon. 

C. E. Tuthill, Esq., .7. P., Lansdowne House, Portroe. 

F. Henry Thompson, Esq., Lauriston, Cork. 

Sir 1C. W. Verner, Bart., D.I.., Corke Abbey, Bray. 

Robert Usher, Esq., .I.P., Killinear House, Drogheda. 

A. E. Ussher, Esq., .7.1'., Camphire, Cappoquin. 

Tli3 Lord Yentry, Barnham House, Dingle. 

Fane Vernon, Esq., .I.P , i Wilton Place. 

Colonel 1C. Vernon, .7.i>., Clontarf Castle, Clontarf. 

W. L. Vaughan, E->q., D.I.., (iolden drove, Roscrea. 

James W 7 ilson, Esq., D.I.., Currygrane, 1C Igeworthstown. 

J. M. Wilson, Esq., .i.i'., Currygrane, Edgewirthstown. 

W. D. Webber, Esq., D.I.., The Castle, Mitchels'own. 

C. C. 1!. Whyte, E-q., n.i... Ilatley Manor, Carrick-on-Shannon. 

Edward Watson, E -q., 15 1C len Oaay. 

William Watson, Esq., .I.P, 15 Eden Qjny. 

J. II. Wigham, Esq., .i.i'., Albany HJUSC, Monkstown. 

The Marquis of Waterford, K.P., Cmraghmore, Portlaw. 

George Orr Wilson, Esq., D.I... Dunandagh, Blackrock. 

Richard Wright, Esq., H.I.., Arkindale Road, dlenageary. 

A. H. Wynne, E<q.,J.p., Estates' Office, Collon, Co. Louth. 
Owen Wynne, Esq., D.I.., Hazlewood, Sligo. 

(.'. M. Wilson, Esq., .I.P., S Adelaide Street, Kingstown. 

Eewis Whyte, Esq., George's Hill, Ualbriggan. 

Rev. J. II. Wilson, Dundrum Rector}-, (,'ashel. 

E. P. Westby, Esq., D.I.., Roebuck Castle. Dundrum. 

Sir A. II. Warren, Bart., D.I.., Warren's Court. Eisardagh, Cork. 

B. Williamson, Esq.. K.T.C.D., 40 Trinity College, Dublin. 
Captain T. J. Walker, D.I.., Tykillen House, Kyle, Wcxford. 

G. A. R. Wade, Esq., .1.1-., Belvedere House, Mullingar. 

J. S. Winter, Esq., D.I.., Agher, Enfield, Meath. 

Sir A. Walsh, Bart.. D.I.., Ballykilcavan, Stradbally. 

Sir A. Weldon, Bart.. i> i.., Kilmoroney, Athy. 

J. If. Weldon, Esq., J.P., Ash Hill Towers, Kilmallock. 

Major-General 0. B. Woolsev, D.I.., Milesdown, Castlebellingham. 

J. Wakeley, Esq., D.I.., Hallyburley. Edenderry. 

H. Watson, Esq., .i.i>., 1'allyroan House, Rathfarnham. 

J. I). Wardell, Esq.. 2 Fit/.william Place. 

G. Walpole. Esq., Windsor Lodge, Seafield Avenue. Monkstown. 

John A. Walker, Esq., .I.P., Seafort Lodge, Williamstown. 

Piers F. White, Esq., <;.<., 10 Fitzwilliam Square. 

G. Wright, Esq., (i.e., i Fitzwilliam Square. 

Rev. II. Yere White. Waterford (All Saints' Hectory). 

Hev. J. Warner, Ki'lenaule. 

Yen. Archdeacon A. Wynne, Queenstown. 

W. Waller, Escj., D.I.., Castletcnvn, I'allaskenry. Limerick. 

Arthur Webb. Esq., Wilton. Mallow. 

The Earl of Westmeath, Palla?, Tynagh, Loughrea. 

A. Wood Wright, Esq., Passage West, Cork. 

H. L. Young, Esq., .J.P., Leemount, Cork. 






COUNTY CAUI.OW. Sir T. P. Butler, Bart., D.L. ; Messrs. 
J. Frederick Lecky, D.L. ; I'. J. Newton, D.L. ; W. Browne- 
Clayton, D.L. ; Captain I I.E. Maxwell, Major liloomfield, Messrs. 
Gordon Fishbourne, J.I'. ; Robert M. McMahon, J.P. ; R. Clayton 
Browne,). Cole Baily, J.P. ; R. Lecky Pike, J.P. ; G. S. Kitzmaurice, 
J. Cornwall Brady, J.P. ; Rev. T. G. J. Phillips, Mr. William 
Fitzmaurice, Hon. E. S. Stopford, Messrs. Colin Malcomson, 
George Langran, Henry Stuart, George Alcock, C. M'Dowell, 
M.D. ; Robert G. Watson, Denis Pack Beresford, D.L. ; Captain 
Henley, j.i>. ; Mr. W. More, Captain P. C. Newton, J.P. ; 
Messrs. W. Watson, Robert Bates, Charles Duffield, James 
Butler, Henry Burgess, F. A. Malcomson, Colonel Vigors, J.P. ; 
Messrs. Chas. II. Thorp, Robert Kepple, Richard Newland, J. 
Scanlon, G. P. Wilson, R, Smith, James O'Xeill, W, L. Burne, 
J. Valentine. W. Perrin, Samuel Neill, Peter Salter, W. Hopkins, 
J. Jackson, T. Jackson, J. le Blanc, Thomas James, Kane Smith, 
John Moody, Robert Pigott, R. Burland, Win. Murphy, W. 
Hatton, John Fenton, J.P. ; J. W. Kerr, H. Meredyth, James 
Cassells, Samuel Bolton, Ven. Archdeacon Jameson, Messrs. 
Alex. Smith. F. N. Archdale, John Thorp, J. Leyburne, Thomas 
Caldbeck, Wm. Giltrap, Wm. Carey, Thomas Corrigan, II. B. 
Warren, Robt. C. Langran, Rev. R. Uoupe. 

COUNTY CLARK. Messrs. J. W. Scott, H. de L. Willis, Bagot 
Blood, Rev. J. B. Greer, Captain J. O'C. Westropp, Mr. Marcus 
Keane, The Lord Inchiquin. Colonel M'Adam, Major Wilson- 
Lynch, Rev. J. Griffith, Messrs. Hugh Westropp, R. R. Studdert, 
R. G. Parker, E. Newport Singleton, M. Roche Kelly, T. B. 
Browne, P. Driscoll, Colonel H. Vincent, Colonel Graham, 

Hon. E. D. O'Brien, .Messrs. J. O'G. Delemege, C. R. A. 
M'Donnell, Thomas Crowe, W. C. V. Burton, H. V. Mac- 
nunara, Rev. C. M'Dowell, Messrs W. H. W. Fit/gerald, 
E. P. Westby, F. Hickman. R. C. Reeves, Captain R. Ellis, 
Messrs. Charles R. Ellis. W. F. Crowe, Hector S. Yandeleur, 
M. Kelly, James Bennet, Benjamin Cox, Lt. W. Henn. 

CITY OF COKK. H. L. Tivy, Alderman .J. H. Scott, 
(High Sheriff;, Messrs. J. C. Rowe, i.e. : F. H. Thompson, 
W. H. P>,b!e, J.P. ; J. Lovell, G. A. Goold. T. Farrington, M.A. ; 
J. AYibon Hall, J. Forbes Maguire, W. Lovell, II. J. Forde, 
J. Pigott, J. C. W. Batterfield. \V. T. Hungerford, 'i.e. ; W. J. 
Good, J. Skuse, \V. Gibson, A. Jackson, R. A. Robinson, F. 
\V. Gelling, A. M'Ostrich, F. Jackson, J. II. Thompson, R. 
Sunner, G. Walker, J. G. Moore, J. Sarsfield, R. Kirwan, 
Rev. W. Bell, Messrs. AV. Hill, T. H. G. Wallis, H. R. Crofts, 
R. Gregg, R. Taylor, AY. Tyler, L. Scully, J. \V. Baker, H. R. 
Harley, G. R. Meyers, G Harvey, .1. Pike, T. .!. Babington, 
S. G. Babington, -- Goodman, -- M'Ewen, -- Campbell, 
- Taylor, Connor. Sullivan, -- Boate, -- Wilkie, E. 
Xewenham, Ackland, Lapham, Grindley, -Carey, 
Muirheadj^Good, Mayne. F. Mayne, J. Ros?, Hammond. 
- Mangerton Arnott, G. Joyce, C. O'Grady, F. Lewis, Mrs. 
T. J. Babington, Miss Rose Gregg. 

COUNTY OF COKK. Rev. J. \V. Lindsay, D.D. ; Rev. T. R. 
Matthews, Captain Tonson Rye, D.L. ; Messrs. J. B. Tonson 
Rye, J.P.; Henry Reid, Thomas Reid, Thomas II. Barter, 
E. Pike, J.l'. ; Captain Herrick, Captain Woodlev. Rev. \Y. V. 
Miller, Messrs. J. Barter, H. Webb Gillman, J.P. ; R. St. L. 
B. Chinnery, Richard Kingston, Hugh Massey, (ieorge Logan, 
Thomas Henderson, Richard Barter, John C. Wood. Robert 
Topp, S. C. Woodroffe, John Hanlon, Win. Murphy, Matthew 
Breever, John Ryan, Rev, W. F. Archdall, Messrs. James 
Spiers, John Hopkins, John Paul, r,.\ , R.IM. ; James I'urdon 
Fitzgerald, Samuel Howe, W. Cassidy, Pixzy, William H. 
Beamish, R. D- Hare, S, French, Thomas Waggett, William 
Taylor, William Osborne, William Davidson, Rev, Thomas 

Moore, LT..I>. ; Messr.-. Joseph Tike, 1". H. Thompson, T. \V. 
Gubbins, J. A. Russell, Robert William^, Rev. C. Toucnham, 
Messrs. J. Bradfield, M'Donnell, T. Daunt, William Rowe, 
- Jagoe, William Gash, Rev. G. Herrick, Mr. II. T. Daunt, 
Captain Allen, Messr;. 15. Robertson, Newenliam Crone, 
Giles Crone, H. B. Walker, -- Savage, -- Fryer, Colonel 
Stoyte, Messrs. R. Pratt, -- Lamb, William Blea/by, jun. ; 
Robert Bleazby, William Walton, William Benstead, John 
Meade, jun.; Robert Meade, Haynes, William Kent, 
Thomas J. Kingston, R. \\. Heard, Miss Heard, Miss Daunt, 
Mr. Jonas Alcock Stawell, Major Hewitt 1'oole, Rev. E. Emerson, 
]>.]>. ; Messrs. T. A. Ludlow Hewitt, R. L. Allman, Ludlow 
Scaly, C. Sealy King, H. Hungerford, ). H. Payne, Rev. 
Somers Payne, Rev. \V. Hanlon, Rev. .1 . S. Ruby, Rev. A. 
W. Whhley, Messrs. "\Vilson Caibuiy, G. T. Appelbe. R. T. 
Haynes, M. Dennehy, G- Emerson, John Jones, \\illian; 
P.ird, E. 15ird, B. Scott, R. W. Sherlock, R. AV. Beamish, 
J. Bird, T. J. Good, J. Stanley, A. Buttimer, S. Ford, r.L.c. ; 
J. Hawkins, T. Good, H. Xorthridge, P. Colter, Rev. H. W. 
Townsend, M.A. : \"ery Rev. the Dean of Ross, Messrs. Richard 
H. Townshend, J.i>. ; James S wanton, Fit/ John de Burgh, 
J. Mason, J. Bric.i, W. Fitzmaurice, Rev. '/.. W. Miller, 
Messis. AV. Connell, Matthew Swectman (Lisnalig), Daniel, 
Hegarty, Samuel Sweetman, Matthew Sweetman Betslx rough), 
Michael Trinder, James Trirder, John Trinder, J. E. Barrett- 
Carrigan, S. Payne, R.G. Bird, Rev. R. Canon O'Grady, Messrs. 
Jonas AYoli'e, G. Wright, E. H. Townsend. J. E. Barrett. J.I'. ; 
AV. S. Bird, J l'. ; Charles Duklow, E. Godfrey, Paul Shannon, 
Colonel Johnson, Colonel Deane, Rev. William Godfrey, Rev. 
L. Henry, Mr. Thomas Ryall, Colonel Deane. .M'. ; Kev. L. 
Fleury, Rev.AVilliam Godfrey, Mr. T. Ryall, Colonel Johnson, j.i 1 .; 
Messrs. W. Dowries Webber, j i>. ; James Wayland,J. Fail-brother, 
J. A. Tuckey, AV. W. Purcell, J. (). Harold, J.l>. ; C. P. Coote, 
l) ].. ; George Montgomery, J.I'.; Edward Montgomery, Vcn. 11. 
C. AA'illis, D.D., Archdeacon of Cloyne ; Messrs. James S. Hunt, 
Percival Hunt, Colonel Williamson, CM;. ; Messrs. Charles Haine.s 
lames Creagh, M.D. ; Frank Lyons. Chailes A. Webb, Miss M. 
Fairholm, Messrs. R. Willis, Wm. Bolster, W. S. Ronayne, 
P. S. Ronayne, Edmond Ludgate, C. Ronayne, John (Myott, 


Robert Ludgate, H. D. Spratt, John Farmer, Richard Warner. 
Godfry Levinge, J.I'. ; G. S. Bolster, j.r. ; Surgeon Bolster, 
Messrs. William Stawell, R. M. D. Sanders, J.P. ; .). Harol J Barry, 
J.l'.; Edward Croker, J.P. ; R. E. Long field, D I,., J. A. R. 
Newman, D.L., Win. X. Leader, j I'.; T. J. Leahy, J.P. ; John 
Diskin, Colonel Aldworth, D.I,.; Messrs. Philip Philpot, George 
M'Elroy, Michael Barker, Dr. Dodd, Isaac Wolfe, Ralph Dagg, 
Captain C. TI. Bolster, P.L.G. ; Mr. G. W. F. Smith, Rev. T. 
Olden, Messrs. John W. Evans, J.P. ; Win. N. Hatte. 

COUNTY OF Dri;ux S'TTIL DIVISION), Rathmincs.- Messrs. 
J. Hatchell, D.I.. ; E. McFarland, A. Wihnot, Iloman Fossetl, 
J. Hollander, J. Swiff, R. E. Mellony, A. Mellon, Captain S:. 
George Stewart, Messrs. William Jordan, Robert M igee, 
Robeit Cox Armitage, II. C. Bloxham, R. Phillips, C. Langford, 
E. Thompson, J. Bird, A. Murphy, William Brady. A. 
Sheppard, J. I - isher, A. Davis, George Hillman, J. Thornton, 
William M'Naught, J. Johnston, T. Johnston, R. Baxter, II. 
Coffey, S. Sherwood, \V. Evans William Davis, J.P. ; James 
Marks, Robert Flynn, Thomas Tra^y, Robert Richard Glascott, 
William B. Kyle, R. R. Belshaw. Henry Jones, Tiiom is Catley, 
Edward Leorcd, II. J. Campbell, J. M iguire, James Henderson, 
James Thornton, Charles Longford, George Browne, Rev. P. 
Hunt, A. J. Taylor, M. A. ; John RedJy, Thomas Roddy,' M. A. 
Browne, Henry Abbott, R. A, Bohon, R.G.Goodfellow, Joseph H. 
Fisher, A.M. \\"il mot, George Kcrford.J.M. Bond, Samuel Hobson, 
William Deverell, George Cox, A. Mason, R. Miller, A. Goodbody, 
William Farmer, James Brunker, R. Lapham ( T. Draper, A. 
Gilbert, R. Short, George Downes, J. Marks, William Free, D. 
Dalton, A. Hall, J \V. Foster, S. Revell, R. W. Philips R. L. 
Warren, J. M. Coyne, William Smith, Thomas II. Hayes, George 
Messias, Dr. Mason, Messrs. S. G. MUMMY, F. Stephens, William 
G. Leslie, T. Draper, II. Page. A-thur Brew, Fredeiick 1 Sutler, 
William Barrett, Dr. J. Hilles, Rev. E. Johnston-Smith, Messrs. 
John Gilbert, William Jackson, Thomas McGovern, Charles 
Kelly, C. Alexander. William Wilson, Rev. Dr. Moffatt, Messrs. 
R. II. Hall, C. Baird, R. Cooke, II. Bible, J. P. Ho-g, S. C.. 
Reeves, H. F. Campbell, Robert Briars. A. Harris, J. Burner, 
W. Smeltzer, William Thorpe, William H. Bryan, Edmund J. 

Browning, Rev. W. B. Bryan, Messrs. R. Morton, Robert 
Christian, Richard Wall, E- H. Tallcn, A. Tuthill, J. I). Russell, 
John McCready, Rev. S Bird, Messrs. Samuel Boycl, G. W. 
Shannon, R. A. Shrimpton, S. Stoney, Simon Xol in, William 
Davis, Adam Lennon, G. Kerford, Robert Wells, T. Stephens, 
Frederick White, George Rtidd, R. Dowling, William Hayes, 
Thomas R. Brunskill, Robert Lapham,T. Short, jun. ; T. Talbot, 
Colonel Dolan, Messrs. J. Sturd, A. J. Davis, S. McClure, 
J. D. McCready, Alfred E. Alexander, R. H. Fisher. T. A. 
Jones, J. C. Walter Jones, E. H. Warren, T. Beahan, Erancis 
II. Cookman, Rev. Samuel M. Harris, M.A. ; Messrs. William 
Dowling, John G'-iffin, John A. Rcddy, James Barnett, George 
Barnett, Edwin Liller, James Ritchie, Robert Eaglesham, 
Robert Thyne, George Laclley, Thomas H. Duggan, J. Forde, 
Dr. M. Browne, Dr. Montgomery A. Ward, Captain Dr. J. II. 
Taffe, Surgeon-General Gunn, Messrs. J. Coulter, A. Reid, 
Samuel McClure. Joseph F. Smith, R. D. Barber, Jackson 
Goulding, P. J. Grubb, William J. Roe, G. B. Busteed, W. J. 
Harrison, G. A. Davis, Henry White, Henry Maguire, Thomas 
Saul. J. W. Rudd, E. Goddard, W. J. Keogh, 1'. Birmingham, 
Dr. Mackintosh, Messrs. Ludlow, R. Hamilton, E. P. M.icFarlan, 
Captain Shaw, Messrs. B. Gubbins, T. J. Tracy, J.P. ; R. X. 
Bo'ton, Samuel Bolton, J.P. 

Kingsloii'n District. Messrs. T. P. Cairnes, J.P. ; Robert J. 
Browne, Shapland Tandy, S. Adams, A. D. Kennedy, Isaac 
Molloy, Colonel Beamish, Captain Richards, Messrs. William 
Johnson, John Russell, Dr Scott, Messrs. Thomas Ross, W. 
W. Robinson, J. Plasto, P. M. Kirton, Guy Lestrange, H. de 
V. Kane, W. Dunn, S. Wilmott, W. Moyers, W. G.irnett, J.P. ; 
Captain Cross, Captain Dowman, Messrs. H. C. Ath\vool : 
T.C., P. L. ; S. R. Going, James Semple, J. W. Galloway, Dr. 
Lucas, Messrs. S. Browne, J. M'Cullagh, Arthur Samuels, G. R. 
Lyster, C. M. Wilson. J. Evans, James Carson. Rev. Mr. Lynch. 
Rev Patterson Smith, Rev. W. Somerville, Messrs. Samuel 
Martin, John Bryan, Dr. Ha/elton, Rev. Mr. Gardiner, Messrs. 
W. Winnett, F. Thompson, W. G. Barrett, J. Hamilton Reid, C. 
Speir, T. Pennell. J. Thornton, J. Jones, Captain Jones, Messrs. 
George Bell, W. Bunsfield, Talbot Coall, George Sutton, William 
Wallace, William M'Comas, J.P. ; J. M'Cormack, Rev. J. Rice, 


Messrs. Devereux Spratt, F. J. Lewers, George H. Finlay, J r. ; 
Allan Ingram, LL.I;. ; S:r George Moyers, Bart. ; Messrs. 
Thomas Pirn, jun. ; Samuel Walkington, Rev. John C. Dowse, 
Dominick Burke, j.r. ; George Hamilton, John Bryan, William 
M'Cormack, jun. ; E. Lowry, John Best, William J. Harper, H. 
Warren Darley, James Dillon, t'.K. ; John Parker, George 
Perrin, J. H. North, J.r. ; Colonel Maunsell, Messrs. John 
Darlington, A. de C. Gildea, F. Bourke,A. Findlater, Joseph H. 
Carson, Rev. W. Fit/p'itrick, Messrs. Arthur Lawler, W. C. 
Fitzwilliam, Thomas G. White. T. W. Robinson, H. R. New- 
land, Edward Seymour, Alexander Downes, C. R. Drouton, 
Captain M'lvor, Messrs. C. W. Wilson, Digby Chamberlain, 
Major-General Baatty, Major P. T. Bsames, Capt. Darwell, R.X.: 
Messrs. II. V. ! rench, A. If. Middleton, C. Johnson, G. F. Dunn, 
John Kempste'". R. G. Perrin, John Hall, Thomas Fiiziimons, 
John Bentley, J.i'. ; James Scanlon, Thomas Cooey. 

Blackrock. Messrs. Edgar A, Pirn, C. W. Bcthams, Colonel 
D. Browne, n L ; Michael F. Crowe, Thomas Drew, loaathan 
Goodbody, W. H. Ilartigan, John Ha/Icy, E. M. Kelly. Robert 
Marchbank, John Colclough, William Mitchell, Greenwood 
Pirn, W. H. Spain, James Sweeney, John R. Wigham, William 
J. Wilkinson, William Wright. John Walker, Westley Morris, 
J. Brownel, Samuel J. Cluff, Thomas Doherty, James M. 
Johnston, J. Blevin, William Harpur, Arthur J. Murray. John 
Ilaweston, Thomas Hunt, Charles Hunt, Joseph T. Pirn, 
Frederic Pirn, H. Bailey, Charles Broun, F. 1). Finucane, 
William G. Richardson, Robert Richardson, James Denny, 
William Willoughby, Joseph II. Woodworth, D. J. Kelly, 
Spencer Kelly. Hartfort Kelly, Edward D. Kelly, Joseph J. 
Semple. William Brennan, John II. Mas-ey, Frederick Andrews, 
Arthur J. Woodwort'i, WiilLun J. Dudgeon, J. Dudgeon, 
Herbert Dudgeon, Thomas Fox, Hugh \Vilson, John Poulton, 
John Torkington, James C. Tisdall, Nicholas Hopkins, David 
Evan?, James Christian, George Blake, Benjamin Barker, Henry 
Wilmott. Robert Peebles, ( Jeorge < >rr Wilson. J. Pect. Sydenham 
Davis, William R. Wigham. John Cuthbcrt William. 


Callow, J.F. ; Dr. St. John Lyon, Messrs. Charles X. Cibbs, 
Thomas Kiernan, Nathaniel Bradford, Frederick Wright, C. 
Murray Ross, John Smallman, Frederick Hawksworth, .1. .!. 
Wilson, C. Hawlett, G. D. Beggs, William R. Maguirc, Joseph 
R. Fitzgerald, William Hanbury, William Colclough. James 
Lewers, Rev. Kerr, Messrs. C. C'oyle, Hubert H. Hanbury, 
Captain Waller Fox, Samuel McComas, l.r ; Captain. H. C. 

AV/////<y.-Messis. Clifford Lloyd. Crosbie Goff, F. R. 
Rambaut, J. Hume Dudgeon, Joshua D. Chaytor, Charles 
Chaytor, Captnin Cross ; Messrs. H. Domville. B. W. Rooke, 
R. Mitchell, H. K. White, .l.i>. ; .!. R. Or; en, Canon Stavely, Rev. 
Day, S. \". Feet. W. J. Bramley, J. Watts, R. Murphy, J. 
M. Haughton, R. Sadlier, Col. Dewitson. 

Diiniirian. Messrs. John Low, W. T. Rambaut, Edward 
Stokes, Everard Hamilton, James Men in, Thomas Kearney, 
William Oakes, James Dobbs, W. J. M'Xeight, Samuel 
Blackburne, William Scanners, Richard Ouinsey, J. M.Williams, 
William Hunter, William Greer, Edward Stanley, Isaac Long, 
William Tyndall, James Price, A. Johnston, Allen Foster, David 
Jameson, Wm. Thompson, W. Richardson, William Thompson, 
W. J. Corballis, j P. ; A. Davis, H. Stoker, M. F. Roche, S. W. 
Rossiter, W. Sheppard, Hugh Swectman, John Wheatley, J. I). 

Cabintccly. Messrs. John Bannister, Thomas Bassett, John 
Best, John Charters, Thomas Davis, Francis A. Fan ell, Henry 
Featherston, Charles Freeman, George Gorham, Samuel 
Graham, Joshua Hadnett, George Harris, George Heatley, 
Henry Hubbard, William Irvine, o.c. ; ' Jeorge Jessop, James 
Jones, James Kavanagh, William Kinsella, E. D. M'Crec, 
E. Harris M'Cree, Benjamin Pollard, Richard Reeves, Captain 
Riall, n.L. ; Rev. D. F. Ringwood, Messrs. William Scott, 
William II. Scale, G. E. Searight, William Smith, .John 
Sutton, J. Thompson, T. C. Townsend, David Towsor, '. J. 
Turkington, James Wallace. 

COUNTY OK Di:uux (Nouni DIVISION) Messrs. F. Sandys, 
William Sandys, T. J. Myles, Robert Smith, .l.i v . ; I). J. 
Wilson, F. J. Lowe, S. E. Armstrong, Russell Dowse, William 



Jarratt, Captain Malcolmson, Messrs. Richard McMullen, 
George Atkinson, Charles Cole, W. F. Cooper, G. H. McLean, 
J. M. Webb, George Davies, Francis Finlay, C. Batt, Rev. J. W. 
Stubhs, Messrs. George Watson, .1. J. Gray, II. Lowe, E. V. 
Selfe, Charles Kingston, Frederick Kingston, W. G. Kingston, 
W. J. Watts, E. A. Ferguson, J. A. Ardill, John Hilfirty, J. H. 
Giltrap, Rev. X. Carr, Rev. H. Carson, Messrs. 11. Best, T. P. 
Law, o.c. ; J. Blackwell Meade, M. Singleton, J. II. Kerse, 
George, Isaac Lord, R. L. Richardson, W. H. MatTett, 
George Price, J. II. Harrison, J. Davidson, Robert Alexander 
Davidson, R. C. Collins, Thomas Collins, John Collins, Thomas 
Gilbert, James Glasco, Robert Paul, J. G. Day. M. Gricr, Charles 
Bailey, Alf Downey, Dr. Patton, Mr. \V. Parnell, Rev.H.Carleton, 
Captain Watts, Messrs. George Kyre, F. Millington, D. McArdle, 
John Payne, William Bell. James Coade, Blayney Mitchell, G. 
Clarke. Andrew Malone, C. W. Frith, V. Judson, W. II.McKittrick, 
W. II. Wynne, C. McCleary, T. W.Wilkinson. W. G. Murphy, G. A. 
O. Maclagan, John Logan, Colonel F. \"ernon, D.I.. ; Sir F. Brad- 
street, Bart.; Rev. M. Bradshaw. Rev. J. L. Morrow. Rev. G. B. 
Taylor, Rev. F.G. Hayes, Rev.S. I!. McGce, Rev. J.S. Cooper. Rev. 
W. F. Wilkinson. Rev. John Moran. Captain Rueben Howell, 
Messrs. G. Macnie, George A. Colley, Walter Keating, George 
Healy, John Whyte, William Graham, Forbes Morrow, F. St. J. 
Morrow, J. R. Clegg, William North, M. F. Higginbotham, R. 
Croker King, William Hunter, Samuel Young, .1. Greene. I). Cairns, 
P. J. Walsh. William Watson, Charles Lyndon, Thomas Stuart, 
Arthur Taylor, Dr. Armstrong, Messrs. T. B. Rowland, John 
White, John Humphrey, Major Moore, Messrs. J. Rynd, R. < >. 
O'Connor, M..\. ; Hugh Brown. F. W. Warren, George Dixon, 
R. Taylor, Jacob Crosse, .Richard Taylor, Captain Percy, 
Messrs. T. W. Mitchell, G. H. Rowe, Thomas Davis, J. H. 
McLean, G. Webster, R. Slater, F. Harrison, J. Clarke, D. 
Matthews, John Darcy, William Jordan, William Lyons, A. 
Morrow. F. Lewis, Samuel Farlow, A. ( 'lements, A. II. Clements, 
W. Peate, J. Henderson, J. Smyth. ! . McGuinness, Thomas 
Aylward, Rev. Thomas Mills, M.A. ; .Messrs. T. II. Burns, Barter 
Hayes, Dr. Burns, Messrs. 11. F. Burns, W. Cunningham, R. 
Broadbent, D. J'ressly, M. Molony. C. Black, J. Broadbent, N\'. 
B. Walker, T. H. Richardson, AV. Richardson, J. Wilson, Rev. 


W. Carse, Mr. Richard Shew, Col. R. \V. Hartley, J.P. ; Messrs. 
J. \V. Stanford, jr. ; D. Bellamy, j. P. ; W. G. II. F. Godley, John 
Godley, A. McClelland, J.P. ; Rev. C. \V. Benson, Messrs. G. F. 
Brooke, .1 i>. ; W. F. Clarke, R. G. Nash, J.i'. : R. K. Gibson, 
II. Fit/gibbon, M.D. ; James Wills, Frederick Wookey, A. 
Kirkpatric'c, Captain Fetherstonhaugh, Mr. R. Tedcastle. [P.; 
Hon. H. Rowley, Messrs. William Daly, Milward Jones, J.I'. ; 
Edward Blackburne, J.P. ; John Lane, John McEntaggart, J. 
Madden, George Elliott, AVilliam Gregory, William Curtis, 
II. C. Walker, Rev. J. Carr, Messrs. E. Guinness, J.P. : P. P. 
Metze. J. Taylor, Rev. S. Bird, Messrs. Henry Hodgen?, J.P. ; 
W r . Taylor, Captain D'Arcy Irvine, Messrs. E. P. Culverwell, 
i-vrc.n. : R. Dowse, Thomas L. Plunkett, D.L. ; H. D. Gray, 
B. J. Newcombe, A. W. C. New combe, Robert Boyd, 
David Campbell, J. A. C. Ruthven. Robert Bullick, William 
Mollan, J. W. Mcllwain, Rev. II. S. Kerr, Messrs. Richard 
Campbell, S. W. Wright, J. C. Chambers, J. (I. Drury, II. T. 
Finlay, J. W. Mullins, R. O'C. O Meara, J. G. Nutting, J.P. ; 
James Shiel, W. D. Mackay, M.D. : George Whiteside, R. II. A. 
McComas, W. C. Hastings, J. Dowager, Loftus Buckley, J. 
Bruce, John Keeley, E. II. Woods. D.I., J.P. : A. S. Hussey. J.P.; 
J. II. Tlutchinson, J.P, D.L. ; William Whyte, J.P. : Townley M. 
Filgate, jun. ; Mark Perrin, J.P : George II. Fowler, Joseph 
Backhouse, T. \V. Hamlet, Arthur Maxwell, J.P. : Colonel 
Robert II. Ffrench, J.P. : Messrs. W. St. L. Woods, J.P. : A. S. 
Deane, J.i'. : Henry A. Hamilton, P.I.. ; Lewis Whyte. Colonel 
J. F. Forster. 

Di'in.ix CITV. Messrs. P. Atkinson, G. Archer, S. F. Adair, 
D. Anderson, G. Atkinson, William Anderson. J. T. Andrews, 
J. Atkinson, G. Alcock, J. S. Atkinson. C. T. Attwooll, .1. F. 
Alexander, J. Ashton, S. Angus, C. Armstrong, J. Allgood, W. 
Allen, J. Armstrong, J. Appleyar.i. Thorn is Armstrong, A. J. 
Barrett, W. P. Ball, J. Beatty. J.P. ; T. W. Belford, C- Burn- 
ham, W. H. Beckett, Rev. R. I). Bluett. Messrs. G. P.;yan, 
R. I). Brunton, II, Brown. J.P. ; (j. F. Brunskill, M. Burke, 
R. II. Beauchamp, j P. ; G. Beckett, J. Bradneld, Brain- 
bell, Thomas Berry. H. O. Bernard, R. Bolton, B. Burdett, 
G. W. Barrett, R. Blackburn, Rev. G. N. Bailee- Major 

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B;iilcy, j.r. ; Messrs. J. Birmingham, W. Bradfield, R. Blake, 
J. W. Brien.j.P. ; F. K. Bland, S. H. Barker, B. Bradshaw, 
11. R. Belstow, H. L. Ramardo, (',. Bo wen, 15. Birmingham, II. 
Brady, H. ] 'urges?, E. Brown, Ur. II. T. Bewley, Itev. T. Berry, 
Messrs. James Bullock, J. Bowes, J. C. Burne, N. J. Brennan, 
R. P>uchanan, Thomas II. Barnett, E. Burns, II. P. Brady, \V. 
Boyd, A Bevin, II. Bevan, J. J. P.evan, J Byrne, r.T. .<:.; A. Baiton, 
G. II. Beare, R K. Bmcl. J. Burke. I. Beckett, J.I'.; G. W. 
Browning, J. Bm, P.P.. Barry, W. H. Boyd, C. 1'. Bushe, R. 
M. Boyd, S. P>ew!ey, William Boyle, S. Barnes, W. Bailey, L. 
K. Bradford, J. Battersby, W. Bellamy, S. P. Boyd, II. (J. 
Burbidge, James Buchanan, Crokcr Burington, Booker, (i. 
Beckett, 1 T . Broughton, T. Brereton, M. Bewan, II. ('.. Cooper, 
J. Christian, D. W. Carpmills. T. Pv. Chamber:. (.'. Cole, T. 
Curtis, ;. P. ; W. S. Collis, T. Callaghan, Cr. Crawford, LL.D. ; 
J. II. Cannon, J. Charles, P. Clarke, William Clement?, F. F. 
Collins, J. Crozier, S. II . Caithness, J. R. Chambers, D. Christie, 
R.W. C'olles, E. Carson, o.c., M.I-. ; C,. (). Carolin. j.P. : H. Con- 
stable, J. Capley, I!. Campbell, li. Caldwell. E. J. Collins, P. J. 
Campbell, J. Cooper, C. W. Coulter. E. Carry, Wm Cobbe. .\. E. 
Caithness, J. W. Congdon, J. C. Campbell, J. H. Coade, \V. E- 
Caldbeck, .i.i 1 . ; T. Callaghan, Sergt. Campion, (j.C. ; Messrs. J. II. 
Campbell, G. A. Crawford, G. Collins, .1. Clements, T. Clyde, 
R. Cjles, T. Comnr, }. Coulter, G. Cox, J. J. Crawford, G. \V. 
Casson. Rev. F. Carroll, Messrs. \V. 1C. Crawford, William 
Crawford, F. Crawford, F. St. C. Caithness. Dr. Cowen. Messrs. 
P. Chawsser, J. \V. Co-.vper, M. X. Cunningham, II. W. Coven- 
try, J. C. Douglas, William J. Doherty, S. Doherty, ^". Dobbs, 
P. Douglas, J. J. Duff, E. Dunne. M". De (-root, II. Drummond, 
A. Deane, (J. De Groot, Al. Davis, A. Vesey Davorcn, Surgeon- 
Cieneral De llenzy, Messrs. M. Dockrell, J.P. ; C. Deny, F. 
Donaldson, C. Dunne, I;.L. ; Dr. Davoren, Messrs. Thomas 
Dixin, W. ('. Draffan, J. Doyle, A. Dunn, F. I. Drew. T. M. 
Deane, ''. R. Deverell, William Deverell, M, Devitt, A. 
Darcy, ^1. J. Darry, William J. Depcc, F. Deacon, L. 
Deacon,]. Dobson, D. Daxiclge, W. Dee, C. Dolling, W. F. 
Dillon. J. Dowdell, H, Diaper, -- Daniel, -- Duggan, W. 
Klliard, J. Entwissle, S. J. 1C wing, W. A. Elliott, T. Elliott, J. 
Ewer, (1. C. Evans, Thomas Elley. C. Evans, II. R. Eccies, 


E. Evans, Earl, Cecil Evans, II. Evans, J. French, Mijor 
Forster, Rev. Dr. Fletcher, Messrs. J.Farrell, A. Fleury.J. Foster, 

C. Flint, E. J. Fostei-Delaney, \V. P. Fit/patrick, Thos. Farrel!, 
Rev. R. S. Fleming, Messrs. Fleming, - - Foster, R. 
French, W. L. Fleming, T. (1. Fleming, M. French, J. \\'. 
Fleming, J. W. Flynn, II. Fleming, J. Fisher, A Fos'er, I). 
Fletcher, C. Fielding, li. Fielding, Captain Fielding, Messrs. 
J. I). Fit/gerald, Kendal Franks, M.I). ; R. Flann, J. Gough, 
(.Gray, F. Guest, Thomas E. Gray, J.T.Geoghegan. X. Goddard, 
II. Guinness, (i. (ireene, S. Gteer, J. Ganley, (iuthrie, I'. 
Galbraith, W. P. Gibb, R. Gilchtist, J. Gibson, J. Govan, 
1C- M. Greer, Griffith, William Garnett, G. R. Goodfellow, 

I. Gocdfellow, Thomas Guilfoyle, William J. Goulding, G. C. 
Gray, V. Gilman, P. Gibb, William Going, Thomas Gilbert, 
F. Gordon, jun. ; F. Gordon, sen.; V. Gallagher, II. Gibson, 
J. Guilfoyle, G. Ilealy, J.I'. ; L. F. Harrison, M. Holland, W. 
Hill, J. F. Hark-in, J. Hampton, K. H. Hallowe?, J. G. Haslett, 

F. Hamilton, |. Harris, FL. Hastings, II. Harden, Professor 
Harvey, Messrs. William Ilanton, D. G. Hall, R. M. Hennessey, 
[. W. Henderson, Colonel Ilewetson, Colonel D. Hepenstal, 
Messrs. E. C. Harte. W. S. Hall, J. Hogg, A. Hudson, W. Hill, 

II. S. Hall, P. Hackett, R. J. Hopkins, D. Hopkins, \V. E. Hill, 
jun. ; Messrs. II. Hanse, E. Hamilton, F. Hamilton, E. W. 
Hughes, C. W. Harrison, II. A. Harvey, F. W. C. Hall, H. 
Hunt, A. Hamilton, A. Henshaw, William Hogan, J. J. Haslett, 
Edward Henry, R. S- Hamilton. J. Hall, G. Holies, \Y. 
Hug, F. Hill, E. Hopkins, J. II. Hall, W. Hughes, Thomas 
Hunter, E. Hairihon, II. Hannan, J.I'.; - Hopkins, W. 
Hopkins, E. Hughes, Rev. .1. Hamilton, Messrs. J. Ha/lett, 
J. Hughes, G. K. Horner, J. Ireland, W. C. Ingram, William 
Ireland, -- Invin, G. Jordan, W. G. Jefferson, Sir T. A. 
Jones, Messrs. E. P. Johnson, II . .(ones, R. Johnston, J. 
Johnston, Sergeant Jellett, o..r. ; Messrs. Thomas A. Joynt. (i. 
Jenkinson, Johnston, R. P. Jackson, J. C. Jones. A. Jordan, 

G. Jordan, jun. ; II. Jordan, II. Jones, A. E. Johnston. J. 
Johnston, R. K. Johnston, J. Jackson. C. Jepps, R. S. Jackson, 
J. Johnston, C. A. Jauncey, J. Johnston, W. Jordan, G. H, 
Johnston, R. II. Jephson, II. Johnston, William Johnston, 

D. Kellett, W. Kirkwood, Win. Ktngsman, R. II. Kenny, I-".. H. 


Kenny, E. Kiernan, J. [1. K?nt, Kearney, Thomas Keogh, 
.1. Kelly, E. Kenny, G. Kendrick, J. \V. Kearon, F. 
Kennedy, II. Kennedy, J. Kennedy, Kellet, James 

Kennedy, J. P. Kent, George Lightfoot, R. F. Liduill, Frank 
Linc'say, G. A. !.eighton,John Lundy, F. \V. Leslie, S. L'Amie, 
Robert Lawson. J. A. Lunny, .John Lundberg, Whitney Lindsay, 
John Lambert, Hubert Lees, ('<. II. Lyster. Hugh Latimer. 
William Lawson, W. II. Ledbetter, Albert Ledbetter, John 
Ledbetter, Ferdinand Leopold. G. L'Amie. D. L'Amie, W. A. 
Lewis, G. de L. Willis, W. II. Lane, John Liddell, Thomas Lisle. 
Lewis Morton, Moses MacAnhur. A. \\ . Meredith. F. W. 
Meredith, William Merry, Rev. Thos. Mills, Messrs. Andrew 
Miller, Charles Murphy, Edward Morphy. <j. r -., D.I..; E. L. 
Maunsell, S. Mills, Wm. MacArthur, John MacArthur, William 
Moore, Professor Mir Aulid Ali, Messrs. John MotTat, If. 
Meredith, - - Mitchell. C. Mannin, II. Malcolmson, <i. A. 
Mitchell, James Meade, John Munay, R. G. Magee. A. W. 
Murray, J. J. Moylan, T. Mitchell. Robert Mitchell. J.P. : Robert 
Marchbank, G. A. Moore, M. Mulvey. ' -eorge Mesias, 11 . Maude, 
F. Maple, J. P. ; A. Mason, George Malley, Q.C". ; John Moore, 
William Megaw, William Morris, John Malcolmson, W. L. 
Murphy, R. Magee, John Meek. George MullinF. Thomas 
Mason, Jan. ; David Macartney, John Meyler. John McComb, 
L. R. Mer:er, James Morrell, J. Middleton, William F. Moore, 
K. A. McClelland, D. McLeod. Richard Mc< 'nusland, Richard 
MjGariy. McWilliam, Alexander McWilliam. II. A. 

McGomas, J. McDonagh, - - McKim. Robert McXeill, J. 
Mclldowie, 11. McDowell, - McElroy, McGrath. II. 

McNeill, W. J. McKimman. C. P. McCrath, 1!. McGregor. 
William McGowan, Ilichard McXiece. William Md'ullagh, 
Richard McDowell, John McDowell, George McLean. II. J. 
McKimman, S. McGregor, C. McGregor. Maclure, 

|. Maclean, ]. C. McKim, McCabe, Loftus Xuxum, Tiiomas 
Xuzum, Dr. Xewell, Messrs. Edward Xoble, |. II. Xorth. 
Patrick Xolan, W. R. Xeedham. H. Xightingale. (' 
Xewcomen, i; I.. ; T. |. Nuzum. M ijor Xangle, Messrs. |. Xorth. 
A. Xichol, E. II. Norman, X. II. Xason. S. R. O'Malley, f. G. 
Orson, jun. ; J. G. Orson, William Orr. Charles A. <>vven, 
Aylward O'Connor, William Phillips, J. II. V. Pooley. C. M 

Pooley, E. Pierce, Captain R. J. I'osnett, Messrs. J. C. Parkes, 
G. R. Price, Q c. ; R. G. Pilkington, -- Pride, (' Palmer, 
M. A. Partridge, F. Pilcher, R. Perrin, C. Piercy, J. Peard, 
William Perrin, J. G. Porter, J. Potter, J. J. Perolxe, \V. Packer, 
A. Pigott, J. Parr, F. W. Price, J. J. Pirn, William Page, 
William Perrin, John Purdon, John Parr, Thomas E. Powell, 
C.iptain R. Persse, Messrs. Charles J. Paul, J. Pike, J. W. 
Perrin, J. Perrin. Thomas Phillips, A. Pike, C. Piercy. 
II. W. Perrott, C. II. Pohlman, C. A. Phibbs, Charles II. Pillar, 
A. Patterson, William E. Patterson, A. Patterson, jun. : J. 
Pattison, W. Ouinn, Samuel Reynolds, John Richardson, Thos. 
Reilly, Thos. Russell, W. 11. Rudd, E. Rankin, E. T. Roney, 
Cordon Rudd, Robert E. Reeves, II. Reeves, C. Reynolds, 
Major W. Rogers, j.i 1 . ; Messrs. W. Rutledge, L. 15. Robinson, 
J. Reeves, E. Rice, \V. W. Robinson, II. Redburn, II. Reeves, 
J. T. Ray, T. Ross, 15. Reeves, J. Robinson, \V. Ryan, L. 
Robinson, Archibald Robinson, A. Robinson, T. W. Rutherford, 
J. R. Rogerson, J. A. Kooney, A. E. Rutherford, \Villiam 
Spray, James Stuart, II. W. Sevenoaks, George Stafford. J. 
Slator, \\". Sibbery, Edward Scale, T. St. George, E. V. Selfe, 
Arthur Scott, R. W. Sheckleton, Thomas Smyth, J. II. Shaw, P..T .: 
William J. Smith, II. Smith, M. R. Steed, D. Sword, W. C. 
Slator, George Searight, R. Sullivan, Alderman Sexton, j.i>. ; 
Messrs. Alfred Sexton, j.i 1 . ; Walter Sexton, J. Stothers, 
W. II. Stephens, W. Smith, C. Smith, J. II. Shegog, W. II. 
Shegog, \V. Sherwood, M. Sorahan, T. Stanley, T. Scott, 
W. Sprowle, F. Shanks, Michael Smith, II. Kill Steele, Colonel 
Siree. Messrs. John Stirling. William Smarte, E. Stoney, W. 11. 
Shears, Henry Stephens, John Smith, Thomas Shirlow, 
|. X. Smith, (ieorge Sinclair, R. Shea, 1\. II. Shea, ^. Y. 
Savage, J. Smith, George Stewart, G. Scott, W. S. Stone, T. S. 
Sibthorpe. W. II. Saale, George Scott, J. E. Scott, \Y. Siblcy, 
Dr. W. 15. 15. Scriven. Dr. (ieorge Scriven, Messrs. 1C. 
Simmons, W. Spence, J.P. : R. R. Shaw, G. S:ewart, J. 15. 
Swayne, J. St. Lawrence, T. Shirlow, J. Scott. Lieutenant- 
Colonel Taaffe Ferrall, D i .. : Messrs. S. Thornton, F. F. 
Tarleton, |. J. Twigg, (J-C. ; C'. Ross Todd, A. Thornton, 
A. II. Thompson, R. Taylor, Dr. Taaffe, Messrs. George 
Thompson, j.i>. ; F. Tubman, C. Thompson, Richard Todd, 


M. Trench, W. G. Taggart, A. J. Thompson, Topping, 
- Tyrrell, G. F. Toole, James Twamley, William Tracey, 
Matthew Tracey, Thomas Turner, James Twamley, Chailes I'. 
Townsend, Charles L. Townsend, James Twamley, junior ; \\". 
J. Tallow, P. ('. Trench, L. Talbot, Edward \"aughan, Fane 
Yernon, W. II. R. Yerschoyle, I'eter Valentine, F. Varne, F. 
\ r incent, John Wilson, George \\'ilson, lames Wilson, William 
Webster, John Webster, R. Webster. William Wheatly. Major 
Whyte, Messrs. If. J. Wilson, John Williams, William Wright, 
George White, Loftus Walsh, William Williams, Edward 
Williams, W. A. Wisdom. John N. Wilson, Rev. P. Wilson, 
Messrs. (.1. X. Walker, Marriott Wilson, X. William, J. Webster, 
W. Warren. L. J. Waterhouse, F G. Watney, S. Wadsworth, 
M. Whi taker, W. Willis. Robert II. Willis, M. Walker. Alex. 
Wilson, George Woods. Benjamin Young, M.I>. ; Thomas Young, 
James Young, John Young. 

TRINITY ('<>I.LK<;F. Rev. M. Xeligan, D.D. ; Mr. R. W 
Shekleton. (j.c. ; Sir G. Meyers, LL.D. ; Messrs.. I. T. Geogbegan, 
A. X. Quill, (j.c. ; J. R. Strangways, 1C. S. Robertson, 
James Wilson, D.L. ; Sir Charles Barrington, Hart.: Messrs. 
G. F. Fitzgerald, M.A.. F. T.C.I). ; 1C. H. Benuett, M.n.; 
J. K. Ingram, LL.D.. F.T.c.n. ; Very Rev. Il.Jellett. n.n.. Dean cf 
St. Patiick's; Rev. .!. A. Monahan. D.D.; Messrs. Piers F. White, 
<j.r. : A. W. Samuel, H.I..; Rev. T. K. Abbott, M.A., K.T.c.D. ; 
Rev. P. Walsh, D.D.; Professor C. F. Dastable, M.A.. T.C.D. : Messis. 
H. J. Dudgeon, J. W. Moore, M.n.; Greenwood Pirn, 
M.A. : Rev. Hewitt R. P< ole, I>.D., S.r.T.C.D : R. Y. Tyrrell, 
M A.. F.T.C.D. ; Sir John Bank;;, K.c .1:., M.n. ; Messrs. A. A. 
Rambaut, J. Hawtry Benson, M.D. ; G. \". Dixon, i; A. ; 
The Rev. Canon Walsh, ]).]>. ; Messrs. .!. R. Garstin, 
D.L. : ICd. O'Brien, D.L. ; I-'. A. Tatleton, LL.D., r. T.C.D. ; 
A. H. Benson, M.A., M.n., [-M<. C.S.I. : J. 1C. Rcynckls, 
M.D., F.K.S. ; H. St. J. lirooks. M.n.; Re\'. J. W. Tristram, D.I). ; 
Gordon M'CulIagh, Rev. D. ( )'Lcary, D.D. ; Rev. B. Young, 
\\'. \\". Wcstropp Robert?, M. W. J. Fry, F.T.C.D. ; 
Very Rev. The Dean of Ross, ICd. Pcnnyfather, (J.C.. D.L. : Rev. 
Dr. Warren, Rev. <. B. Taylor, Messrs. G. S. Cathcart, 
F.T.C.D. ; Jonathan I-'ii.i, G. F. Stewart, J.P. : Rev. A. 


Craig, A. A. Weld, Sir A. Weldon, Birt. ; Messrs. H. E. 
Richardson, I!. W. Rooke, A.M. ; Rev. C. A. Courtney, 
Messrs. A Crawford, H. Richards, J. H. Wharton, 
.1. Cookc, D.I.. ; Sergeant H. P. Jellett, ij c. ; A. Traill, 
I.I..D., M.l>., l.i.c.D. ; W. G. llubancl, i:. \. ; W. 11. 
Robinson, I). J. Wilson, M.L. ; M. Rotheram, j.i'. 

COUNTV OF GAI.WAY.- -The Lord Ashtown, Sir H. (."-rattan 
Bellew, Bart. ; Messrs. James McDermott, Samuel Johnstone, 
E. G. Armstrong, F. A. Harpur, 1'. M. Scanlon, J. Joyce, T. 
Lancaster, Hon. L. C. Dillon, Messrs. E. C. Villiers, C. Graham, 
T. Cornwall, T. Stratford Eyre, T. Bourns, T. K. Mahon. J. 
Saunderson, R. Ronaklson, C. Finny, U. Churcher, T. Walker, 
T. Cooke, Acheson Ffrench, D.I.. : X. Richardson, T. Methven, 

E. Denhani, J. Taihot, Hon. R. A. Nugent, Sir H. G. Burke, 
Bart. ; Colonel J. A. Daly.Messrs. Michael Flannery, J . C. Bagot, 
M. II. Burke, Gerald Persse, C. S. Graham, J. M. A. Lewis, 
P. II. Dolphin, Edward, William Daly, JohnLuJlow, 
John Gloster, John J. White, Edmund Whelan, John Hardy, 

F. T. Lewin. D.I,., High Sheriff, Co. Gahvay ; C. D. U'Rorke.J.P. : 
W. J. Burke, J.P. ; C. R. Henry, J.r. ; Captain Martin, j.i 1 . : 
William Ronaldson, \\'illiam Wilkins, \\'illiam Bailey, Rev. 
Canon Roberts, I:.D. ; Messrs. James E. Jackson, Henry 
Hodgson, Peter J. King, John Joyce. 

COUNTY OF KERRY. The Loid \"entry. Messrs. S. H. 
Butcher. \V. Blennerhassett, Thomas Greany, S. M. llussey, 
J. \V. Leahy, W. Martin, Maurice Leonard, John MacGillycuddy, 
I). O'Connell, Charles Talbot, William Wharton. AVilliam 
\'anston, James Gloster, T. McKay. Mijor Rice, Messrs. 
Rattray, John M'Carthy, Captain Leslie, Mr. Talbot Crosbie. 
Colonel Crosbie, Colonel Trent-Staughton, Sir Maurice Fit/- 
gerald (Knight of Kerry), Messrs. Geoi^e Sandes, George 
llewson, Goodman Gentleman. J.r. ; George F. Trench, Stephen 
1^. Collis, Robeit Smyth, T. Newman, T. Hewson, (i. R. 
Browne, 1-Lrnest Kinnear, John O'Brien, George F. Stack, J.I'. : 
Colonel E. Nash, Messrs. Frederick Batcman. J.r. : D. Todd 
Thornton, J.P. ; Capt. M'Gill, I I 1 .; Messrs. R. G. Allanson- 
\Vinn, J.P. : Patrick Connor, \\'. Leslie, \\". J. DeLap, J.P. : 

4 6 

Robert M'Clure, J.P. ; Francis McG. Denny, R. Fitzgerald, 
C. Leahy, Colonel Rowan. Messrs. George Collier, John Casey, 
Richard Talbot, J. Turner Huggard, Denis Couitney, Thomas 
Huggard, Michael Murphy, John Gray, Oliver M'Cowan, 
T. West, Professor Brindsley Fit/gerald, Messrs. Morgan Ross 
O'Connell, Scott, Miss Rowan. 

COUNTY OF IVII.DARK. Messrs. A. More O'Ferrall, n.L. ; Chas. 
Colley Palmer, D.L ; Henry Williams, J.P. ; W. H. Tyrrell, J.P. ; 
Francis Metcalf, J.P. ; Right Hon. W. H. F. Cogan, D.L., p.c. ; 
Algernon Aylmer ; H. Hendrick Aylmer, J.P. ; Sir E. D. 
Borrowes, Hart., D.L. ; Robt. II. Carter ; T. J. De Burgh ; Ed. 
De Burgh, D.L. ; Baron De Robeck, D.I,. ; Messrs. Geo. Giltrap, 
W. S. Gray, Samuel Hill, James Little, Sir John Kennedy, 
Bart.. D. I.. ; Mr. Ebenezer Molloy, Major R. St. L. Mcore, J.P. ; 
Messrs. J. Murphy, J.P. ; Samuel Scott, G. de L. Willis, W. A. 
Lamphier, Hugh A. Henry, J.P. ; fohn Hill, R. W. Manders. J.P. ; 
Chas. Mills. Samuel Mills, P.L.G. : E. Sweetman. J.P. ; Rev. Canon 
Sherlock. Thomas Cooke Trench, D.L. ; Lieutenant-Colonel 
Wilson, Messrs. S. V. Coote. Henry Yodden, Benjamin Beegan, 
W. Philip Stronge, Thos. Murdook, Geo. Young. Robt. Allen, 
Richard Xevitt, Joseph Lazenby, Wm. Chandler, Richard Graham, 
W. H. Cooper, Moses Gallop, James Graham. Thomas Johnston. 
Henry Manders, Richard T. Ruth, Henry Byrne, Richard Dillon, 
Fleetwood Rynd, J.P. ; C. M. Bury, J.P. ; Gen. McMahon, 
Messrs. J. Brownlow, George Mansfield. J.P. : Major Mansfield, 
Messrs. T. B. Reeves, j.P. ; James Smith, \Vm. Waters, M.r>. : 
H. Smith, William Pilkington. J.P. : Lieutenant-Colonel Bond, 
Colonel II. S. Higginson, Rev. Canon Tristram, Colonel 
Norman, Messrs. Percy Nugent, Samuel Barker, John 
Johnston, J.P. : Messrs. Carty, Simpson, Wade, Lieut. - 
Colonel Dease, J.P ; Major H. L. Barton, D.L. ; Rev. 11. J. (',. 
Mollan, Joseph Tedcastle, William Meek, Algernon llervey, 
James Sutherland, John A. Simmonds, James Hencly, 
William Edgehill, Rev. Standish Smithwick, Captain 
H. Greer, Colonel Bond. Rev. H. Baker, Messrs. W. H. 
Twamley, R. II. Giltrap, \Y. Blacker, J. M'Lean, J. M. Royse, 
Percy La Touche, Rev. W. Morrison, Lord Walter Fitzgerald. 
Messrs. C. f. Engledo\v, John Sandal, Geo. Cowan, James 


Taylor, James Fitzgerald, II. O'C. Henchy, M'Lean, junior ; 
F. Carrol, G. Ronaldson, T. Shaw, W. S. Ferguson, Rev. W. 
Somerville Large, Sir John Kennedy, Hart. ; Messrs. T. 
Anderson, E. Winder Kennedy, W. Kennedy, F. R. Henry, 
William Hopkins, Francis Freeman, Wm. Scott, Phillip Harring- 
ton, Sir Erasmus Horrowes, Hart. ; Mr. J. Paslcy, Rev. Charles 
Ganley, Major Ho:ro\ves, Mr. T. H. Ree'. es. 

COUNTY AND CITY OK KILKENNY. Messrs. A. Gladwell Boyd, 
John P.. Browne, George D. Burtchaell, Lord Arthur Hutler, 
Messrs. Richard Colles, William Crawford, The Veiy Rev. the 
Dean of Ossory, Mr. Waller de Montmorency, Rev. R. Forsythe, 
Messrs. Thomas Hyde, R. Chaloner Knox, Lindesay Knox. 
M. W. Lalor, Thomas Molc.ny, Henry M'Creery, Bryan M'Der- 
mott, Thomas Kough, Louis Prim, James Poc, jun. ; Rev. G- 
W. Rooke, Messrs. Robert Thompson, Fiancis Ranalow, 
Edward L. Warren, Joseph Dobbs, Rev. II. Humphreys, Messrs. 
Robert Hall, A. Campion, D. Keating, Hervey de M. Fleming, 
W. Kavanagh, Godwin Swifte. W. C. Ireland, Rev. Canon 
M'Shane, Sir C. W. Cuffe, Bar''. ; Mr. T. Aylward, Colonel Butler 
Kearney, Messrs. Thomas Kidd, William H. Barton, Colonel 
H. Flood, Messrs. Theophilus St. George, Charles Thorpe, 
John Smithwick, J. Purefoy Poc, Robert Thompson, YV. Craw- 
ford, W. Summerville, W. Dobb?, A. C. Anderson, Edward W. 
P>riscoe, Major Butler, Major Connellan, Sir Charles Wheeler 
Cuffe, Messrs. Ambrose Daniel, John Daniel, jun., H.C. Gregory, 
Major Hamilton, Messrs. John Hopkins, John Hutchinson, 
Richard Hutchinson, Colonel Izod, Messrs. R. De la 1'oer, 
Frederick Power, John Suttie, Lt. -Colonel Yilliers-Stuart, 
Messrs. Thomas Tenison, Peter Walsh, F. Weldon Walbhe, W. 
P. Adams, Isaac O'Leary, G \v\nne Dyer, T. Tpylor, W. James. 

KINC'S COUNTY. Captain Burdett, Messrs. F. Allt, F. P. 
Dunne, Captain C. Fiench, Captain F. A. Drought, Rev. Cane n 
Russell, Rev. James Ashtcn. Messrs. J. E. Darby. G. Rya', Major 
Bennett, Messrs. Geo. M'Alister, \\"m. Kinsella, Ralph Ashtcn, 
John Ashton, John P. Armstrong. R . E. Mooney, i>.i . ; Thomas 
Mulock, D,I.. ; A. R. Eeamsbottcm, J, Ueamsbcttom, Re bert 
Beauchamp, E. Revington, W T . Long, William Lowe, W. B. 


Homan Mulock, Rev. |. A. Nicholls, Rev, Thomas Hill, Mtssrs. 
Johnstone V. Stoney, Alfred I. Ryal, George A. Fiend, John Hunt, 
William Hogg, R. Shaw,, Rev. Samuel I lemphill, H. J. '1 . Bennett, 
Toler R, Garvey, Ed.Morrisson, John Jackson, I. (ireen, Rev. 'J'. 
Irwin, Messrs. George 13. Garvey, Henry Dloomfield Trench, John 
White, Ernest P>rown,R. D. Abraham. Capt. Maxwell Fox, Messrs. 
C. [. Bannon, W. K. Marshall. D.!.. ; John Shortt, John Gates, 
Major-General L'Estrange, Messrs. H. B. Kenny, J. Wallace, 
Thomas Hodgins, Win. Jackson, A M. Webbe. George Fawcett, 
A. J. Robinson, Ed. Jackson, W. U. Clarke, \V. R. Pec, W. II- 
Atkinson. W. G. Lloyd Yaughan, D.T,. ; C. 1). E. Seymour, Colonel 
Biddulph, Messrs. Joseph Studholnc, .'ohn Galbraithe, Win. 
Carroll, T. Roberts Garvey, T Wallace, W. K. Fayle, John 
Wright, Robert Wellwood, Richard Telforcl. D.Cole, J. Demr.sey, 
John Clements, Thomas Lewi?, A. R. M-Mullen, M. Pierce, W. 
E. Haines, .lames Hay, Captain Ihiscoe, Messrs. E. de S. II. 
Jirown, George Turnbuil, J. Terry Goodbody. Rc^bert Mullens, 
A. W. Tisdall, Reginald Digby, Walter S. Turnbull. Rev. \V. G. 
Russell, Messrs. .John Wakeiy, John ISarnes, C. 11. Manners, 
John Ridgeway, G. Tynell. Jasper Joly, Charles Champ, Isaac 
Champ, George Gibson, Edward Walker, Francis Ward, 
Thomas Moody. 

COUNTY OF LEITRIM. Rev. J. Coulter, i>.i>. ; Messrs. R. Lons- 
dale, Sol. ; R. 1C. Davis, John Irwin, Henry Gumming?, Allan 
Nixon, Percy Clarke. Charles Porteou?, Richard Tate, Rev. Canon 
Elliott, Messrs. Wilton Yaugh, George Hewson, <!. F. .Stewart 
(High Sheriff); George Conboy, William Fra.:er, jun. : George 
Stuart, William Crowe, Henry lirett, S. Longmoor, Robert 
Johnston, John Ross, George Elliott, jun.; Joshua Robinson, 
George Campbell, F. La Touche. D.I.. ; Thomas \\ . Siberry, 
William Ross, V. (i. Shaw, John Longmoor, <. L. Tottenham, 
D.I,.; James -lohnston, D.I,.; .1!. A. o'.Malley, John Xixon. 
W. Thompson. W. II. Robinson, J. Ellis, j.r. ; llobert Craw- 
ford, Rev. J. R. Little, Kev. E. 1). Crowe. Messrs. John Palmer, 
j.i>. ; Thomas Corscadden, J.I'. ; Thomas Conboy, William Woods, 
Francis Cooke, James Goodwin, Rev. .lames Godley. Messrs. 
Henry Wilson, Arthur Parkc. l\obt. Morrow, Samuel Ennis. Robei t 


O'Brien, J. Johnston, Rev. H. Justice, Messrs. R. C. 
Roberts, Tnomas Cairnes, W. II. Heaney, H. Pentland, M.D. ; 
D ivid O'Brien, Joseph Irwin, W. Rose, Rev. L. Cloak, Messrs. 
W. H. Burke, William Dundas, Peter Harkiu, William McCoy, 
Rtv. S. E. Hoops, D.D. ; Messrs. James Creamer, James W. 
Slacke, Re/. II. Moore, Messrs. Robert H. Bournes, James 
Moreton, Robert Lonney, J. Tyrrell-Byrne, Shaw Xotley, 
W. Sydney Lawder, J. R. Xotley, Tnomis Fisher, Rev. C. 
Cooney, Messrs. William Johnston, Francis Lipsey, John Lipsey, 
John Richardson, R. Duke, Thomas Lloyd, John Ennis. 

COUNTY AND CITY OF LIMKIUCK. Messrs. Samuel Xorris, 
Joseph Smythe, William Rennison, W. Smythe, R. Heavenor. 
M. Bovenizer, Francis Wair, R. Lynch, r.L.c.. ; J . Miller, 
George Drew, Peter Swiuer, William Waller, IJ.L. ; Christopher 
Keayes, John Keayes, Robert Keyes, Richard Bourke, John 
Thorn, J. B. Barrington, J.P. ; M. Kearney, John Childs, Samuel 
Young, George Frizzell, John Mee, Cecil E. Yandeleur, J.P. ; 
Henry Childs, William Holloway, Hugh H. G. Massy, 
C. Eyre Townsend, J.P. ; R. Latchford, John Lowe, Michael 
Heck-Ruttle, John Sheppard, Peter Griffi.i, J.P. ; Robert 
Delmege, Albert Teskey, John Modler, William Tcskey, Arthur 
Ssviuer, Thomas Teskey, John Bowan, Gerald Walshe, General 
Lloyd, J.P. ; Messrs. \\'. H. Hewson, P. Barkman, R. Alfred. 
M. Legear, William Doherty, S D.uipe, Frank T'osbery, CM:. ; W. 
Shire, Rev. J. Moran, Rev. L. O'Brien, Messrs. Robert Ferguson, 
T. E. Lloyd. Edward William OP-rien, D.I.. ; John O'Dell, 
- Perrott, John Shire, Patrick Ilartigan, Thomas Keayes, 
Edward Madden, William Goggin, Patrick M Cormack, R. J 
Gabbett, J.P. ; George Keayes, William Griffin, John Griffin, 
John Wheeler, William T. Lloyd, Colonel Hubsey de Burgh,.!, p. : 
Messrs. John Roche Kelly, u.i, ; John Russell, J.P. : Frederick 
T. A'erschoyle, J.P. ; Robert E. Reeves, J.P. : Robert Pigoti. 
.1. Nea/or, James Ford, Henry Ashe, Joseph ^latterson. J.P : 
F. G.M. Kennedy, J P. ; Mhomas II. Cleave, J.I'. : Thomas Rice. 
Moses Caffrey, Edward Hewson, Edward Walshe, '/.. Ledger, 
John Doyle, Alexander Jordan. J. Fife, William llosford. 
M. Enright, Massy Hewson, Thomas Dicken, J. O'G. 
Uelmege, J.P. ; Peter Fii/gerald, J.P. 


COUNTY ov LOX;FORD. Messrs. John Muir. Francis West, Ben- 
jamin Lloyd, W. Mullen, John Adams, J. P. ; John Moorhead, W. 
(}. Kelly, W. Yance, Matthew Kenny, John Harris, Thomas 
Foster, Alexander Percival. Alexander Moorehead, Win. Navan, 
Alexander Percival. jun. : Robert Acheson, (George Hamilton, 
William Cox, inn.; John Greer. Robert Hacklon, J. M. 
Wilson, J.l'.; George H. -Miller, William Martin, Thomas 
Armstrong, George Campbell, Smyth Bond. J.P. : William 
Jones, William Rogers, Henry Diran. Jolm Ryder, Joseph 
Allen, John Payne, John Higgins, lames Wilson, D.I.. ; .1. C. 
Bickerstaff, Samuel Russell, J.P. ; John Waters, Thompson 
Taylor, G. E Coates, Robert Haggarty, Robert Mills, James 
Wilson, M . J. Raymond, (ieorge Miller, Edward Shore, Edward 
Cody. Loren/.o Hewitt, William Rollins, S. Murphy. 

COUNTY OF LOITII Messrs. Blaynev I\. Balfour, D.T.. : \Ym. 
Townsend, Colonel Brodigan, Messrs. C. I!. Marlay,( i. W. Ruxton , 
H. C. Lloyd, A. II. Wynne, Robert Usher, Richard Ouin, -I. R. 
Garstin, George Pentland, Henry Chester. William Filgate, 
Hon. Bertram Bellew, Rev F. G. M'Clintock. Messrs. William 
Moore, II. Harbinson, Joan Emerson, Edmond ( t'Connr, Robert 
Perdue, William Carroll, R. Taylor, Captain G. Nicholson. 
Messrs. Blacker Douglass, Thomas McKeever, J. II. Cooke 
J Eager. J. J. Russell, The Lord Louth, Messrs. J. W. Dowdy, 
Robert Newcomen, G. W. lames, Colonel Walter S. Butler, 
Messrs. R. Ba : lie, Andrew Johnston. Colonel Sir Oriel Forster. 
Bart., CM'.. ; Messrs. L. A. Lee-Norman, D.I.., J.!'. ; Arthur 
Macan, D.I.., J.P. ; Thomas M. Richardson, J.P. ; Captain 
Matthew Fortescue. Messrs. Henry Brush, J.P. ; J. J. 
E Bigger. J.P. ; Major-General F. W. Stubbs, J.P. ; Messrs. 
Malcolm B. Murray, J.P. : J. M. Bolton, J.P. ; Colonel G. 
M. Dobbin. J P. ; Messrs. Joseph A. Coulter, J.P : Edward 
Tipping, fames Barton. Thomas Barbor, M.D. , J.P. : J. 
Johnston, J.P. ; Rev. R. M. Morrison, Rev. R. T. Bluett, 
Rev. H. Yereker, Rev. J. C. MacMillan, Rev. J. G. 
Rainsford, D.D. ; Rev. \Y. J. McCully, i:.,\. ; Messrs. W. 
Tempest, \Y. M. Patteson, J-P-; Thomas J. Thomson, 
Thomas Finch, Gordon Holmes, Peter ]\ogan, Eastwood 
Bigger, ]'un. ; John Nesbit Doran, J. Randall Dona'dscn, John 


W. Turner, Captain E. Macartney Filgate, Messrs. William 
Stoddart, Alexander Dickie, William McDowell, John C. Park, 
John Bailie Coulter, J. D. Burn, Norman Steel, Albert JerTers, 
John S. Johnston. 

MAYO. Messrs. Joseph Pratt, I'. A Knox, Major- General 
Saunders Knox-Gore, Messrs. R. Wm. Orme, G. H. Johnston, 
Wm. Hogan, Rev. J. Perdue, Messrs. T. C. Perkins, Christopher 
Armstrong, Thomas Robinson, Robert Ekins, George Carroll, 
R. Massey, J. Joynt, Captain R. Wade Thompson, Messrs. 
C. L. Fitzgerald, F. O'Donel, Rev. Canon Taylor, Messrs. 
E. Thomas O'Donel, R. V. Stoney, Francis O'Donel junr., 
William E. Kelly, Jacob Beckett, Arthur Oram, Edward 
Brewster, Henry R. Yereker, Dominick A. Browne, Colonel 
Knox, Messrs. ,1. Willson Walshe, G. .1. Darley, H. Lindsay 
Fitzpatrick, James Simson, Anthony Ormsby, J. E. .Jackson, 
Captain H. Lynch, Messrs. Francis Ruttledge, K. B.McCausland, 
C. J. Wallace. 

COUNTY OF MEATH. Marquis of Conyngham, Messrs. J. L. 
Naper, D.L. ; T. Rothwell, D.L. ; T. Gerrard, D.I.. ; J. A. Farrell, 
D.L. ; N. T. Everard, D.L. ; Lieutenant-Colonel Donaldson, 
D.L. ; Lieutenant-(.'olonel Coddington, D.L. ; Messrs. R. 
FitzIIerbert. D.L. ; John Purdcn, William Hopkins, John 
Butler, F. Battersby, Henry Walker, Frederick Clayton, John 
Chadwick, George Boylan, William Mason, Charles Coughlan, 
J. Lowry, \V. Radcliff, J. R. Roberts, Rev. Canon Keene, 
Rev. J. A. Jennings, Rev. A. Fearon, Messrs. W. H. Barnes, 
J. R. Ringwood, M.D. ; D. L. Coddington, J. Penrose, M. W. 
O'Connor, E. Sclater, R. Rennicks, J. N. G. Pollock. R. 
M'Keever, The Lord Langford, .Messrs. G. F. Murphy, J. S. 
Winter, Major Pepper, Colonel Johnston, Mr. Patrick Thunder, 
Colonel Brodigan, Sir John Dillon, Bart. ; Messrs. Tnoinas 
Leonard, George W. Cuppage, Robert Wilkinson, Rev. J. E. 
II. Murphy, Messrs. W. D. Ferguson, W. Potterton, W. J. Good- 
man, Thomas Boylan, G. H. Lennon, P. G.isteen, Bernard Parr, 
Major Montgomery, Messrs. John Wilkinson, David Trotter, M.n. ; 
W. Thompson, junr. ; H. A. Cooper, F. St. G. Smith, Rev. S. 
Craig, Mr. Robert Fowler, Rev. A. T. Harvey, Colonel 
Gernon, Hon. II. Plunkett, Mr. C. 1'. Hamilton. 


Qi'Ki^x'.s OorxiY. Capt. J. \V. Thomas, j.p. ; Mtssrs. W. A. 
Cooper, J.l'. ; llobert M. M'Mahon, J.P. ; Humphrey Fishbourne, 
Abner Connor, Joseph Samuel Edge, J.P. ; Herbert B. Warren, 
Samuel 11. Carter, James Xe;tle, Isaac Langrell, William 
Fennell, James Manas, J.P. ; (J. M. Robbins, M. S. Corseleis, 
Captain Young, Messrs. Alfred Johnson, George Matthews, 
Horence Turpin, Matthew Cassan, J.P. ; James C. Louis, Loftus 
T. Roc, John Lyon, George Shannon, Henry Burns, James 
Thompson, Thomas D.ivis, H. .M. Redmond, J.P. ; John Edge, 
P. La/.enby, Charles Fenton, Edward Furlong, William Davis, 
Colonel Cosby, J.P. ; Dr. Percival. Messrs. Valentine Hinds, 
Thomas Hinds, Arthur (Ireenham, George Ross, Samuel 
Turpin, Thomas Graham, RichardWilkinson, R. Oldham, 
Rev. G. Graham, Messrs. Tnomas Trench, Arthur Marsh, 
Isaac Allerdyce, Benjamin Chambers, George Hethington, 
James Johnson, Harvey Armstrong, Samuel Foster, Samuel 
Leigh, H. Palmer, S. S. Swan, J. M. Young, H. M. Badger, 
William Dodds, A. St. George, Robert Staples, D.L. ; R. Caldbeck, 
Edmund White, General R. White, Mr. P. R. Carter, Rev. Canon 
Kellett, Messrs. S. Hemphill, M. II. Franks, R. Marsh, II. Marsh, 
C. Murphy, James Mowbray, W. W. Despard, J. Hawkesworth, 
Thomas R. White, A. Metcalf, T. W. Baldwin, Arthur Xeville, 
Edmund Burnett, T. Walpole, J. Allen, T. R. Ely, T. Wallace, 
James Henly, John England, Henry C. White, Thomas F. 
Drought, E. Fitzpatrick, Alex. Cornelius, Richard Pearson, 
Joseph Talbot, James J'rott, F. O. Foot, C. P. Hamilton, W. 
Mercier, S. Hipwell, Robert C. Roe, Andrew Pearson, John 
Thompson, William Hodgens, T. Dtigdale, W. F. Mackey. 

Coi-'NTY OF Rosco.M.Mox.--The Earl of Kingston, Messrs. 
George R. Acheson. Hubert Hamilton, William Patterson, 
Cornelius Banahan, "William Lawrence, James Poynton, Stephen 
Lawrence, Thomas A. Cox, Arthur Cox, Thomas Cox, John 
McWilliam, Gilbert L. 1'oynton, John Anderson, (ieorge 
McGarry, Alfred Little, John Scott, J. Mcrrick LK-,yd, Robert 
Kane, John Patterson, Rev. James Carey, Messrs. William 
Parke, John II. Lloyd, Hugh Stewart, G S. Guinness, William 
J. Robinson, Maurice Hussey, William J. Walpole, Edward X. 
Mulhall, Thomas Russell, Skeffington Thompson, William. 


Mercer, Ilanison Burnett, Henry K. Leslie, George Clarke 
John Kilroe, William Yatigh, Daniel White, Thomas Feeney, 
John Siggins, George Payne, .lames X. Flynn, Robert Stud- 
dart, Cox Cotton, Richard Flynn, William .!. llynes, John 
Hynes, John Ward, Mark A. Levinge, Patrick McDonnell, 
Colonel Irwin, Messrs. Benjamin J.Greene, James .1. Xeilan, 
Thomas French, Thomas Lancaster, Lancelot McManway, 
Percy Magann, Henry Jones, Thomas Strcxens, Charles II. 
Bagot, Bernard W. Bagot, James Clancy, John Kelly, Joseph 
Redding, W. J. Talbot, Colonel H.Taaffe Ferrall. 

C'orvrv OF Su<;o. Messrs. George Kerr, Thomas R. 
Wilson, Jolin Hunter, Sir Malby Crofton, Bart., J I'., D.I..; 
Messrs. Edward Layng, Rev. W. H. Winter, Captain 
O'Hara, J.i'. ; Alderman James Xelson, J.I'. ; Rev. II. M. Knox, 
Messrs. Alexander Lyons, j.i 1 . ; Given Wynne, j.i'., D.L. ; 
Richard St. Gco. Robinson, J.I'. ; R. A. Duke, J.I'., D.I.. ; R. 
Patterson, Robert 15. M'Xeilly. Edward Martin, William Layng, 
Robert Morrisson, Captain M. B. Armstrong, J.i'. ; Messrs. 
Thomas Clark, George Brett, John Morrisson. Rev. \V. Brennan, 
Messrs. William Lockhart, Fergus M'Xeice, Essex Williams, 
John Loyd, Robert Williams, jun. ; Robert Shaw, George 
Denisson, John Frizzell, John Doyle, John V. O'Donnell, James 
Clark, John Higgins, W. J. Doran, George T. Pollexfen, j.i'. ; 
Arthur Jackson, Noble Thompson, Lieut. -Colonel James 
Campbell, Messrs. Thomas Sebery, David Sebery, George 
Simpson, Thomas Clark, William Simpson, Robert Anderson, 
Thomas Simpson, Robert Clarke, George Mullin, Isaac Hunter, 
Robert Williams, James Xoble, William Alexander, William 
Petrie, Edward Parke, Captain R. G. Ilillas, j.i 1 . ; Messrs. John 
I,. Brinkly, J.T. : James Young, John Rea, John Mildrum, 
Joseph Graham, Robert Maveety, W. S. Moore, William Hood, 
Robert Caldwell, T. Lindley, William Ross, John Cameagy, 
R ev. Thomas G. Walker, Rev. J. S. Smith, Messrs. John Shaw, 
Robert Williams, Edward Williams, William Boyers, John 
Thompson, William Thompson, John Paike, Hector F. Knox, 
F. M. Olpherts, J.l 1 . ; John Carr, James Young, Percy Clarke, 
John Laird, M.D.; Hugh Sinclair, Eccles Phihbs, Henry Gilmore, 
John Millikin, William Barlow, James Lougheed, Thomas 
Patterson, George Acheson, Samuel Patterson, Hubert M-Master, 


R. Kerr Taylor, William Orr, John Lougheed, William 
Lougheed, James Clifford, James Craig. John Beatty, C. M. 
Robinson, William Barber, James Chamber?, Colonel John 
ffolliott, .1-1'.; Messrs. James Ormsby, John Crowe, C.eorge 
Brett, William Lougheed. Edward Hunt, Ilemy Brett, George 
Warren, Charles Anderson, John Monisson, Robert Boyer?, 
Richard (',. Bell, E. M'Dowell, M.I). ; Charles Graham. J. 
Costello, J r. ; William Craig, Robert I'orteus, Alexander Cuff, 
Rev. R. Rowan. Harper Campbell, j.i 1 . 

COUNTY OF TIPPKKAKV. The Earl de Montalt, The Earl of 
Donoughmore, Lord Dunally, Mr. J. Atkinson (High Sheriff), 
Captain Poe. j.r. : R. Waller, J.P. ; R. Wolfe, J.P. ; Colonel 
Kingsley, Messrs. R. Galway, T. Webb, G. P. Smithwick, E. 
Bayley, J. Head. William Trench. J.P. ; R. Ealkiner, J.P. ; Grey 
Woodward, The Hon. Cosby Trench, Messrs. R. Donald Young, 

C. E. Tuthill, J.P. ; .1. Smithwick, j. i-. : W. Bentley, C. (ioing, A. 
Parker, J.P. ; Wm. Rochfort, J.P. ; Edwin Taylor, J.P. ; 
Llewellyn Fennell, J.P. ; Messrs. Robert Franklin, Edward 
M'Cuaig, Wm. W T hisker, Louis II Grubb, J.P. ; Mrs. William 
Rochfort, Miss Maria L. Grubb, V. Wise Low, D.I, : Rev. Dr. 
Hanan, Messrs. W. R. Cole-Baker. William Peare, J. 1C. K. 
Xadin, M.D. ; F. Massey, J.P. ; H. H. Townsend, J.P. ; Messrs. 
R. P. Bell, W. Mulcahy, Alexander Going. E. Phillips, Rev. (',. 
Costello, Cross, T. Brady, W. Hodgkins, D. A. Macready, 
P.L.G. ; R. Carden, B. Otway, - - Ruthven, T. Kenny, H. D. 
Kenny. Jas. Wellington, J. Wall. O. Bethel). M. Ampthill, J. 
Harlam, E. H. Breton, J. M'Dowell, D. Carroll, S. II. Cruise, 
A. Parker, Edward Philips. M. Massey. E. C. Bayly, R. Ilemphin, 

D. H. Higgins, (. H. Power, |. H. Barnes, Colonel Rial], Messrs. 
V. S. Morton, S. Moore, R. Phillip?, T. Langley, T. Sutcliffe, 
C. Clarke, J. McCuaig, R. Bagwell, R. Kerr. Geo. 'I". l!yan,j.P. ; 
J. Heaton Armstrong, P. Penny, The Venerable Archdeacon 
O'Connor, Messrs. R. Pennefathcr. II. Lloyd, J.P. ; (J. Jackson, 
Captain E. Lloyd, Captain E. M. Armstrong, D.L. ; Messrs. 
11. Ashley, Deeve?, Sutcliffe. E. Knox, J.P. ; (i. Langley, 
I.]'.; J. Howard, Robert Howard. Henry Howard. J. Boyle, 
Richard Molloy, Wm. Watson. Henry Sparling, William Hanly, 
T. O. Read. K. Roe. G. Roe, S. E. Smith, J. Smallman, j. 


Hodging, J. Parr, J. Griffith, R. Eaton. H. P. Bridge. W. Bridge, 
V. Bridge, P. S. Bridge T. Hick?, Lt.-Col. F. Trant, J.P. ; 

CITY AND Coi'NTY OK WATKKKOKD. Mr. Ambrose C.ingreve, 
D.I,., J i>. ; Mijor Wheeler Cuffe, Messrs. Alexander Nelson, 
j.i>. ; W. R. Ward, J.P. ; William Price, W. A. Sargent, n.L. ; 
Rev. H. Evans, I>.r>. ; Messrs. Charles Ambrose, Esq., I.L.D. ; 
C. Moore, George M'CleHand, R. \V. X alley, J. Brown, W. 
Claxton, W. E. De la Poer, .1. S. Kent, B. Lynch, Sir Robert 
Paul, Bart., v.i.., j.p. ; Sir Richard Musgrave, Bart., n.L., J.P. ; 
Count I)e la Poer, D.I.., j.p. ; Hon. Dudley Fortescue, n.L., j.p. ; 
Messrs. .1. W. Anderson. n.L., J.P. ; .]. T. Medlycott, n.L., J.P. ; 
F. G. Bloomfield, J.P. ; C. Perceval Bolton, J.P. ; .!. B. Dobbin, 
J.P. ; J. Peclder Furlong, J.P. ; Charles Langley, J.P. ; R. J. 
Ussher, J.P. ; Peter Walsh, J.P. ; W.Abbott, Richard Ilassard, 
C. Langley, jun. ; George Malcomson, E. Ussher Roberts, 
Rev. Chancellor Toppin, Messrs. Thomas Baternan, Patrick 
Kelly, Thomas Kilcoyne, J. E. Kent, Rev. Canon Parker, 
W. Lamb, Colonel II. C. Yilliers Stuart, n.L., J.P. ; Maior 
Chearnley, n.L., J.P. ; Lady Keane, Captain Percival Maxwell, 
n.L., J.P. ; Colonel Keane, c.p,. ; Colonel Cotton, J.P. ; H. Marmion, 
Major N. Gyles, J.P ; Miss Blacker, Major Deane Tanner, J.P. ; 
Yen. Archdeacon Burkitt, Rev. Charles Carrol, Messrs. F. E. 
Currey, J.P. ; Richard Foley, E. Foley, .1. Kiely, Colonel 
Holroyd, Very Rev. Dean of Lismore, Rev. John McKeown, 
Miss F. Musgrave, Messrs. J. Pope, R. H. Power, Yen. Arch- 
deacon Ryland, Messrs. Percy Smyth, D.I.., J.P. ; H. Yilliers 
Stuart, of Dromana. 

COUNTY OF WKST.MEATIL Captain Gilbert Xugent, Messrs. T. 
Quin, Geo. Meares, Arthur Fetherston-H., Sol. ; Chas. Anderson, 
Jeremiah Gibson, James Xewburn, II. M. Pilkington. o.f. ; 
William Ryland, F. Russell, John Coughlan, Thomas B. 
Wakefreld. James Shaw, Edward Wakefield, William Russell, 
H. C. Levinge, Frank Small. Lawrence Kelly, T. McCutchen, 
Richard Talbot, Robert Allen, J. Ilodscn, W. Gray, William 
English, W. II. Thomas, F. Russell, jun. ; Joseph Yaughan, 
George Claxton, W. H. Thomas, Benjamin Greene. Johnston, 


John Lowe. Sir M. Chapman, Rut.; Messrs. John Darling, John 
Lewis, John Xugent, Win. Crawford, Jno. Evans, Edmund IJease, 
Charles McCullach, James Holmes, 1'hillip O'ktelly, John 
Gordon, W. Mitchell, John Cantwell, Edward Raymond, James 
Gibson, George Little, George Ronaldson, Rev. Matthew 
Muiphy, Rev. \Villiam Falkiner, Messrs. |ohn Taylor, James 
Mears, George Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell. Thomas Robinson, 
Lockart Ramage. W. II. Bagnell, S. C. Claike. 

COUNTY or AVKXFOHD. Lord Maurice Fit/gerald. Sir John 
Power, Bart., D.I,. ; Messrs, .John C. 1'ounden, J ]'. ; .James 
B. Tomkins, P.L.O. ; William Xolan, John Dowling, Rev. 
J. AV. Chambers, LI..I). ; Messrs. William As:le Ryan, James 
Johnson, General Doian, C.1J. ; Co'. Chailes Walker, Captain 
T. J. Walker, D.L. ; Messrs. .John F. Kane. J.I'. ; John Bennett, 
Colonel J. R. Magratb, Messrs. Ai thur Kelle't.R. II. 1 Vnte. Rev. 
John Macbeth, LI..D. ; Rev. R. S. C. Slacker, .i.i 1 . : Messrs. 
William Ma; tin, Godfrey Macbeth, Cusa- k Metge, Her.ry II. 
Moore, George Freeman, William Rogers, folm I Ian is, Gecrgc 
Hemplestall, Henry C. Ouin, Rev. William Arr.old, Messrs. 

X.X. Cookman, D.I..: William Cookman, M.D., J.r. ; llenry 
Ringwood. D.v.c. ; John 1 1 ill, William Restnck. Fred. Sykes, 
Thomas Chapman, Richaid Giccne, Colonel Cau'.iield, J.r.; 
Messrs. Charles Roaik, Richaid Donovan, l.r. ; Joseph 
Tomkins, John Tomkins, John Warren, T. 1'innions. W. X 
Webster, lierjamin Webster, 1'atiick C. Pour.den, M.I 1 .. : James 
Watkins, Thomas Hill, J. II. AV. Sterlii:-, Charles M. Poyne, 
D.L. ; Jcjhn llayley. Geoige A\'alsh, P.L.C. ; \\"illiam Webster, 
Jonathan AYalsh, Thomas Rhuih.ait. Hon. G. Stopfc>rd, Messrs. 
Benjamin Wanen, Benjamin AVhitr.ey, Richaid ( Iraham, Charles 
I). Rce, Thomas F( xton, Josejih Rath, l^dward ^^'tbster, 
Major-Gtn. Guise, CM:.; Messrs. William Rates. R. W. Hall- 
Dare, J.! 1 . ; \Yilliam B. I'crtcr. !'.!.(;.; Ilcrbeit Bio\\nrigg, 
Thcnr.s F.Whitmore, Albert l!i( hauls. J.i 1 . : M. A. Mahc-r. D.I.. ; 

F. AV. A\"ai:cr, Mo;ti-Cen. Richaids. l.r. \ Messrs. Richard 
Gailar.d, Rcbert Heid, R. Bollard, Cr< rj,c Hand-tcik, Ribeit 
Doyr.e, Dennett Doyr.e. h'lancisA. Leigh. D.I.. : F. Spiini.'. J.r. : 
\\". Mcnck Gibbon. J.P. ;_ Captain. Barrett Hamilton. Mr. \Ym. 


Little, Major Harman, J.i'. ; Messr?. M. Huggard, James M. 
Vicary, Rev. Canon Latham, D.I). ; Captain Herbert, Messrs. 
Richard Elgee, J. L. Winter), Richard Sealy, James Shuddal, 
A. Gore, Charles Cole. 

Cot'XTY OF WICKLOK, Messrs. E. A. Dennis, J.P. ; William 
Fenton. J.P. ; Geo. Leonard, Geo. Douglas, Cha?. Wynne, Mark 
Taylor, J.i 1 .; Colonel R. Pratt-S.iunclers, J-l'. , D.I..; David 
Mahoney, j.i 1 ., n.L. ; W.J. Westhy, J.P., D.I,. ; Thomas Dowser, W 
E. Grogan, j.i 1 ..; Richard Gillespie, J.P. ; William Wilson, W. J. 
Langri', Thomas Driver, 11 >bert Hawkins, Colonel F. Tynte 
J.P., D.I..; Messr;. Edward Pennefather. Q.C., J.P., D.L. ; James 
Valentine, J. Molyneux, J. Ramsay, Rev. D. Anderson, Messrs. 
John J. White, R. G. Dixon, Fletcher Moore. J.I 1 . ; W. Cotton, 
j.i". ; John Finninior, J.P. ; G. Hornidge, J.i 1 . ; N. Smith, George 
Darker, Charles Smith, Edward Rowell, William lioothman, 
Samuel Wallace, R. Panton, William Henry, John Spcares, 
Colonel W. Kemmis, J.i 1 . ; Messrs. Edward Ellison. p.i..< ;.:.!. \). 
Edge, Richard Appleby, Isaac Wilmot, John Jordan, Joseph 
Condill, Robert Lavender, Francis Newmin, Rev. W.J. Stokc=, 
Messrs. William Coleman, James Gilchrist, Joseph Tyndall, James 
Hunter, Thomas Valentine, Henry Langrill, George Long, M. 
Mason, James Coleman, Hemy Harding, Edward Langrill, 
Matthew Langrill, William Carter, Thomas Stephenson, William 
Strahan, Rev. Canon O'Connor, Messrs. Kichard Fenton. j.i 1 . ; 
G. Fenton, P. Hollard, J. Allen, Edward Wilson, J. I). 
Plant, J. Xiele, J. D. De Mcn/y, II. M. Dowse, If. Hopkins, 
Ilalph Laurcnson, l-'rank lirooke, j.i 1 ., K.I.. ; Rev. 11. Ellison, 
Messrs. T. Symes, R. S. Goodison, \\'. Rickerby, (!. Matthews, 
Louis Montfort, J.i 1 . ; Thomas Swan, T. W. \Vhelan. J.P. : C. C. 
Fenton, Albert Laurcnson, S. Mennion, de R. Lawrenson, J.P. ; 
R. Fenton, Thomas Haskins, J. 11. Kerr, W. T.uh.r, Thomas 
Irwin, J. S. Leeson, W. Parker. (-. Pasley, I. Gtandy, 
Edwaid Dreilin, Walter IJoyd, Francis I'.uckley, William 
Ilurne, T. H. Craig, T. Craig, Robert Cuthbcrt, Captain 
Ch. Dennis, Messrs. .1. Douglas, Wm. Ellis, Patrick Flynn, Kd. 
Farrell, J.P. ; .lohn R. Fowler, W. G. Mori is. J.P. ; Geo. Kd. 
Goobody, Ven. Aichdeacon Galbraith, Messrs. \V. II. M'Failand, 
Ed. Lee, Capt. Geo. Hefferman, Messrs. Gi'bft Ilodson. H. 

Vincent Jarkson, CHway .Johnson, Geo. Keogh, Wm. King. 
^\'. W. Knox, Hon. Henry Monck, .Messrs. J. Mills, .!. II. 
Moore, .'ames B. Massey, .lames Price, R. G. Pilkington, Rev. 
W. Connolly, Messrs. \\'. .!. Shcpard, .lohn Johnson, Rev. 
Geo. Tombe, Messrs. T. Dowhng, Rd. Craydor, John 
Laurenson. lohn A. Revel!, R. Bell, II. A. Townley, A Tailyour 
R. Philpot.j.l 1 . ; Rev. R. C. Halloues, Messrs. 1 1. Jones, Edward 
Kearon, C. Ruskell, F. Kvans, R. Halpin, .1. Storey. R. Kearor- 
J. Tyrrell, Ed. Cole, S. Marshall, R. \Vhitinore, J. Burne. 
Robert Hea'h, W. Alfoid, .). Manley, George H. Stepney. Alex 
Sturgeon, F. Heatley, John Sutton, Rd. I). Thomas, Rd. C" 
Thomas. John Tunstead, Ed. Watson. Rt- Cathcart Dobbs, 
Fredk. M . Crea, E. X. \Vynn, j.i'. ; Captain I lalnin, J.I'. : Messrs. 
K. ICdwards, John Nolan, John Passant. Francis M'Phail, Rev. 
Matthew \V. J)ese ; x, Colonel Tottenham, Messis. II. Crofton. 
E. Stoicy, A- Keene. H. A. Ten-be, .l.i'. : P. C'.ood, C. Chamney. 
George Bodey. 








\\'e. Irishmen, belonging to the three Southern 
Provinces, being of all creeds and classes, representing 
many separate interests, and sharing a common desire 
for the honour and welfare of our country, hereby 
declare our unswerving allegiance to the Throne and 
Constitution, and our unalterable determination to 
uphold the Legislative Union between Great Britain 
and Ireland. 

\Vc protest against the creation of a Parliament 
for Ireland, whether separate or subordinate. 

\Ye protest against the creation of an Irish 
Executive, dependent for its existence upon the 
pleasure of an Irish Parliament. 

V.'c do so upon the following grounds: 

Because any measure for the creation of a separate 
Irish Parliament, and a separate Irish Executive, 
would produce mo.-t dangerous social confusion, 
involving a disastrous- conflict of interests and classes, 
and a serious risk of civil war. 

Because such a measure would endanger the com- 
mercial relations between Ireland and Great Britain, 


and would cause in Ireland widespread financial 
distrust, followed by a complete paralysis of 


Because such a measure would imperil personal 
liberty, freedom of opinion, and the spirit of tolerance 
in Ireland. 

Because such a measure, instead of effecting a 
settlement, would inevitably pave the way for further 
efforts to\vards the complete separation of Ireland 
from Great Britain. 

Because no statutory limitations restricting the 
authority of an Irish Legislative Assembly, or the 
power of an Irish Executive, could protect the freedom 
and the rights of minorities in the Provinces of 
Lcinstcr, Munstcr, and Connaught. 

Because, while in the divided state of Irish Society, 
no part\- in Ireland can safely be entrusted with 
powers of Government over the other sections of the 
community, such a measure would hand over Ireland 
to the Government of a party which has proved itself 
unworthy of the exercise of power by its systematic 
defiance of the law, and disregard of the elementary 
principles of honest}-, liberty, and justice. 

Because the Imperial Parliament is lull}- competent 
and willing to legislate for Ireland, to maintain justice 
and equality, and to promote, by wise enactments 
the welfare of our country. 

Finally, regarding the question from a wider point 
of view than that which concerns alone the internal 


government of Ireland, highly pri/ing as \vc do the 
advantages \vc derive from our present Imperial 
position, and being justly proud of the place which 
Irishmen have long held amongst those to whom the 
Empire owes its prosperity and fame, having been 
faithful in our allegiance to our Sovereign, upholders 
of the Constitution, and observers of the law, we 
protest against any change that will deprive us of our 
Constitutional birthright, by which we stand on equal 
ground with Englishmen and Scotchmen, as subjects 
of our beloved Ouecn and as citi/.cns of the British 




HALL No. 1. 


R E P H T 




HALL No. 1. 

t'h(firmnnTttK KM. in HON. TIIK EAIU. OF FINCAI.L. 

The following preliminary description is taken from 
the daily papers : 

At a quarter to seven o'clock the doors were thrown open, 
and the large assemblage of delegates who had been col- 

i n O O 

lecting for some time, poured in rapidly, but with perfect 
order, and soon the hall was filled. The floor and balcony 
was divided into sections, which were allotted to the different 
counties. In the side balconies were seated a number of 
ladies, who not only lent a pleasing grace to the proceedings, 
but took a lively interest in all that went on before them. 
Stationed on the platform there was an orchestral band, 
who, before the noble chairman, the Earl of Fingall. took 
his seat, played a capital selection of music in a spirited 
manner. "God bless the 1'rince of Wales" was loudly 
cheered ; so, too, was '" Rule Britannia," but the enthusiasm 
was simply unbounded when the strains of the National 
Anthem fell on the ear. The great assembly rose to its 
feet like one man, and a magnificent cheer almost shook the 
walls. It was repeated again and again until the music, 
vigorous as it was, was drowned. When the last bar of the 
fine old air had been played the cheering was renewed, and 
continued for some moments. 


The following noblemen and gentlemen \vere present on 
the platform : 

His Grace the Duke of Leinster, E irl of Belmore, Karl of 
Pembroke, Earl of Mayo, Viscount De Vesci, Lord Emly, Lord 
Yentry, Lord Massy. Lord Rathdonnell, Lord Louth, Lord 
Monteagle, Lord Dunsanv. Lord Muskerry, Lord Maurice 
Fitzgerald, Lord Arthur Butler, Viscount Carlow, Lord Clan- 
morris, Lord Dunally, Lord Cloncurry, his Grace the Archbishop 
of Dublin, Marquis Conyngham, Sir Thomas Butler, Bart., 
u.L. ; Sir |ohn Power, Hart. ; -Sir Richard Martin. Bart. ; Sir 
Montagu Chapmar. Hart. ; Sir Percy Grace. Bart. : the lion. 
Horace Plunkett, M.P. ; Right Hon. David Plunkct, M.r. ; 
Hon. L. G. Dillon, Sir Fentcn Hort, Bart. . Sir H. Grattan 
Be'.lew. Bart. : the Rev. Provost, T.C.I). : Hon. Richard Nugent, 
A. L. Bailee. Esq. ; General Devenish- Meares, W. F. Colvill, 
Esq.: Bnnsley Fit/gerald, F. E. Ball. Esq.; S. H. Bolton, 
Esq.; |. R. \Yigham, Esq.; Col. |. C. Lowry. J. \\". 
Copland, Esq.; J. P. Maunsell. Esq.: W. G. Goodbody, 
Esq. ; R. Bagwell, Esq. ; \Y. |. Goukling, Esq. : \\ . E. Longfield 
Esq.; Major II. L. Barton. H. S. Moore. Esq.: C-eorge 
Chambers, Esq. ; A. M'Donnell, Esq. : Captain C. G. \\eitropp, 
G. Orr Wilson, Esq. : Rev. S. Prenter. C. L\ Townshend. Esq. : 
Fane Yernon, Esq.; Col. Tottenham. James Wilson, Esq.; 
|. A. Scott, Esq. ; H. |. Dudgeon, Esq., J.I'. ; Mangerton Arnotf. 
Esq.; Dr. James C. Semple, C. A. M'Donnell, Esq. : R. Farrell, 
Esq.: Dr. H. Truell, Rev. Dr. Nicholas. J. Hone, Esq.: Rev. 
|. G. Digges, 15. S. Dunning, Esq.: Dr. I-".. 'J'. Lee, Owen 
Wynne, Esq.; Fletcher Moore, Esq. ; D. Mahony, Esq.; 
Alderman Scott (High Sheriff, Cork" ; \Y. H. Newell, Esq. ; 
II. L. Tivy, Esq. : Rev. Canon Neligan. D.J. ; Todd Thornton, 
Esq. ; Clifford Lloyd. ICsq. ; J. Henderson, Esq. : I. M. Finny, 
Esq., M.I). : 1. F. Bannatyne, Esq.: Professor Edward Dowden, 
LL.n. ; Mr. YV. Dodds, Professor S. H. Butcher, Esq. ; R. (). 
Armstrong, J. M. \Yilson, Esq.; R. Fowler. Esq.: Col. It. 
Cosby, \Y. M'Murrough Kavanagh, ICsq. ; Jonathan Hogg, 
Esq.; I. R. Fowler, Esq.; Major Burrowes, Joseph T. I'im, 
Esq. ; M. Goodbody, Esq. ; L. O. Hutton, FLsq. ; J. P. Goodbody, 
Escj. ; H. L. Barnardo, Esq. ; Major Bailey, R. T. Callow, Esq. ; 

M. Weld O'Connor, Esq. : II. Staples, Esq. ; J. C. Colvill, Esq. : 
E. Skeffington-Smyth, Esq.; Colonel (. Deasp, (1. 1- . Stewart, 
Esq.; J. \V. Doyne, Esq.; A. D. Kennedy, Esq. ; Coidon E. 
Tombe, Esq. ; \\'. T. Stewart, &c., &r. 


Punctual!}- at half-past seven o'clock, the hour 
lu'imcd for the commencement of the proceedings 

J. MAC.I.K FINNY. Ks<|.. M.D., 1'rcsiilcnt of the Ro);il 
College of Physician; of Ireland, rose and said My 


lords and gentlemen, I have much pleasure in moving 
the preliminary resolution to be submitted for your 
approval this evening namely, that the Earl of Fingall 
do take the chair because it needs no words of mine 
to commend it to your favourable consideration, and 
because we are all glad to have a distinguished Irish 
nobleman to preside over this meeting. We are met here 
to-night with a common cause at heart and actuated by a 
common motive. A ''union of hearts " of a very different 
character and of a truer and djepsr significance than that 
which is implied by the meretricious use of the term has 
brought us here ; and in selecting a chairman the executive 
committee have wisely settled on one whose interests and 
those of every delegate present arc identical, and I doubt 
not his lordship \vill discharge the duties with the considera- 
tion, tact, and dignity which are born of sympathy and 
innate to an Irish gentleman. I know not why I. who am 
but one of the delegates from the University, was asked to 
take so prominent a part at this great and representative 
meeting, for I am not a politician, and have never before 
stood upon a public platform, except it be that as a 
physician I may be supposed to represent a numerous class 
whose work is usually done in private, or whose voice is not 
generally heard, but that on an occasion such as this it be- 
hoves every man to come forward and give expression to his 
sentiments when the issues are so vital and so great. It may 
also be because I knew much of the intimate relations oi bodv 
to mind, of nutrition to development, of nerve force to free 
muscular action, and that, with the authoritv of this 
knowledge, I can assure you, unless the nourishment 
of my hand or other distant part of my body be not 
maintained equally with and by intimate union to the 
more central parts, its growth, nay its existence, would be 
imperilled ; unless the nerve energy be conveyed from the 
brain in unbroken union its seemingly independent and varied 


action is impaired inco-ordination is the outcome and 
paralysis the result. Need I point the moral? Surely not. 
Gentlemen, the union between this country and England 
must be maintained. Nothing must be allowed to imperil 

Ml!. .1. F. C. BANNA 

its preservation or curtail its influence, if we, as men of 
learning, commercial enterprise, or agricultural pursuits, 
residing in Ireland, are to discharge the duties and enjoy the 
civil and religious rights pertaining to citi/cns of the United 


Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It was said to me 
the other day by a distinguished fellcnv-riti/en. in reference 
to the Ulster demonstration, "Oh, it is easy to get a crowd 
of Orangemen together to cheer and shout : " hut while 
entirely repudiating the sneer of his remark, I cannot look 
upon this assemblage of delegates without saying it is a 
damning reply to my friend, and feeling satisfied that Lemper, 
Munst^r, and Connaught are equally alive with their Ulster 
brethren to the greatness, the importance, and the gravity of 
the issue before them, and are nut a whit behind them in 
enthusiasm and self-reliance in upholding the t'nion b\ 
rejecting Home Rule. Over such a meeting as this, with 
objects of such a character. 1 ha\e the honour and the 
pleasure of proposing that Lord Fingall do preside and do 
now take the chair. 

Mr. J. F. (1. B. \\XAIYNK.* of Limerick, seconding the 
motion, said I have verv great pleasure in seconding the 
motion that the Karl of Fingall clo take the chair. All who 
have the pleasure of knowing him feel assured that he will 
preside over this great meeting with honour and dignity that 
will strengthen the Unionist cause, not only in Ireland, but 
throughout the British Kmpire. 

The Right Hon. the KAKI. OF i-'ixoAi.i.t having 
taken the chair, said The occasion of our meeting 
is of so great moment that I shall not occupv your time 
with conventional, though unusually appropriate, remark> 
upon my un\vorthiness of the honour conferred upon me. 
I must, however, in my brief opening address be caretul to 
recognise that the selection as chairman of a Catholic and 
Liberal Unio.iibt has a significance which throws all personal 
considerations int:> the background. I hasten on behalf ot 


loyal Catholics and Liberal Unionists to assure our Pro- 
testant and Conservative companions in arms that \ve will 
stand by them as long as they stand by us. I am not aware 
that in the Southern provinces of Ireland there has ever 
been seen an assembly such as I am addressing. Even 
creed an;! class, all professions, trades, and occupations are 
represented here, each county having sent its proper propor- 
tion of delegates duly appointed at meetings of electors. No- 
doubt we shall be told that our coming here is a mere poli- 
tical move, an election device, perhaps, in response to t he- 
call of party leaders in England. Accepting the full respon- 
sibility of an utterance from the chair, 1 state emphaticallv 
that our action is spontaneous that this meeting isastricth 
Irish convention, that it was not promoted or even suggested 
bv any parly or leaders outside ourselves. It is our opponents, 
and not our friends, who have forced us to come here and 
speak out to-night. Having failed bv ridicule to discount 
beforehand the importance of the great convention in 
Belfast, seeing that the laugh was going to be on the other 
side, they fell back upon the oft-repeated fiction that outside 
a small portion of Ulster Unionism was only kept alive bv 
what their leaders have described as "a despicable minority." 
It may be that we South of Ireland Unionists have ourselves 
to blame for the apathy with which we have negL'Cted to 
initiate and maintain an effective political organisation. 
Organisation, as a friend of mine said the other dav to 
electors in this county, " is the life-blood of political parties." 
] look upon this gathering as the most important step ever 
taken by the Loyalist party in Southern Ireland, and 1 am 
sure there is not on<- present who does not feel relieved bv 
the consciousness that he is performing a duty which i> 
" better done late than never done at all.'' 1 think 1 
may say that the duty which lies before us is two-fold. 
Firstly, we are to declare in the most solemn manner 
that we are determined to uphold the Uni m between (Ireat 


Britain and Ireland ; and, secondly, in order to give 
effect to our determination, we, without further delay, 
must strengthen and confirm the bond of union amongst 
ourselves. So clear is our course with regard to our 
first duty, and so fully will it be dealt with by the 
speakers who follow, that not wishing to take up too much 
of your thru I will address myself in mv few remaining 
remarks to our second duty, "the union of Irish Unionists." 
Five years ago we Liberals joined hands with men to whom 
we had often been bitterly opposed, and to-night in this same 
hall we are able to congratulate ourselves on a matured 
friendship and seemingly permanent alliance. Time has 
almost obliterated the differences which formerly kept us 
asunder, and while we Unionists do not claim a monopoly 
of patriotism, we may at least contrast our behaviour to 
former opponents, with the behaviour of so-called Nationalists 
to former friends. And, what is far more encouraging, time 
is dealing with the religious difficult}', with (I use the 
expression not without sorrow) the religious ul^tacle to 
peace in Ireland. So far as Catholics are concerned I 
cannot help thinking that if our faith can be said to have 
anv political tendency at all it is rather towards the main- 
tenance of the Union than towards Home Rule. This was 
illustrated a few \ears ago when Home Rulers called to 
their aid the most inhuman political agencies, which the 
head of my Church was constrained to condemn. Referring 
to the famous rescript, Mr. Gladstone at Clapham on Saturday 
last u>ed words which throw a strange light upon the 
connection which it is sought to establish between Catholicism 
and Nationalism. Mr. Gladstone said " The whole mass 
of the Irish Roman Catholics, except a portion of the upper 
class opposed to Nationalism and to Home Rule the whole 
mass of the Irish Roman Catholics, including the clergy and 
almost every bishop, opposed this rescript and protested, led on 
by their members of Parliament, that the Tope had no right 


to dictate to them the course they were to pursue in 
political concerns." Now, this assertion that the clergy 
and almost every bishop opposed the rescript is no more 
true, but of course less capable of immediate and complete 
refutation, than the suggestion made in the same speech as 
to the bogus signatures of the Irish Nonconformists. As a mat- 
ter of fact, the rescript, or rather Papal decree, \vas promulgated 
in this very diocese by the archbishop who ordered it to be read 
in all the churches. But the quotation I have given you 
contains one remarkable and damning admission on the part 
of Mr. Gladstone namely, that in order to bolster up the 
Home Rule movement our priests are led in a new crusade 
against the authority of the Pope by the Irish members of 
Parliament. It is not for us to inquire whether under Home 
Rule the priests would dictate to members of Parliament as 
to their politics, or whether members of Parliament would 
dictate to priests as to their obedience to the Pope. I prefer 
to follow the simple instincts of an inherited faith rather than 
the guidance of even such an intellectual giant as Mr. 
Gladstone, and thus I come by the belief that the Catholic- 
religion is better safe-guarded under the protection of the 
Imperial Parliament than it would be under any form of 
Home Rule Government which Mr. Gladstone can devise. 
I shall not dwell further on the sectarian hopes and fears 
which centre round the great issue that brings us here. But 
let me point out that our resistance to this threatened 
destruction of the United Kingdom will become more and 
more powerful as we grasp the undoubted, but often forgotten 
truth, that whatever claims individuals may assert neither 
my creed nor any other (-reed represented here to-night 
contains any tenets or provisions which cither directly or by 
implication can be held to justify "clerical domination " or 
' religious ascendency.'' I have said enough to show that 
those whom I have the honour to represent are determined 
in their loyalty to the cause that they feel honoured by the 

trust you repose in your new allies that they are devoted to 
their Queen, and proud to remain as Irishmen an integral 
nnd governing portion of the Hritish Empire. So long as 
our birthright is being offered for sale to an English party, 
:md the Empire which has risen by union is being hurried 
along on a do\vmvard course. \ve give notice to all who 
would tamper with our freedom, our fortunes, and our lives, 
that Ireland will continue to block the way. 

SIR THOMAS BUTI.KR, Hart.,* said lie was requested on 
behalf ot the Organising Committee to apologise to so many 
delegates and applicants for tickets, at not being able to 
furnish them with seats. The number of applicants for tickets 
would have been sufficient to fill this room three times over. 
He had also to state on behalf of the committee that up to 
the time of the < hairman taking the chair they had received 
upwards of 84 telegrams and 40 letters of regret from persons 
who were unable to be present. To read those letters or to 
Jell them Irom whom they came would take too long. There 
had been handed to him M'nce he came into this room one, 
.and which he would wish to mention. It had been handed 
to him by a delegate, and it was signed bv 700 names they 
were not bogus names either. This communication came 
^rom a part of the South of Ireland, and it was desirable that 
it should be read. It was as follows : 

We, the undersigned , on behalf of 700 Unionists of the Parish 
of Youghal, hereby express our hearty sympathy with the objects 
of the Unionist Convention held in Ulster, and with that about 
to be held in Dublin, and we join in protesting strongly against 
the passing of any law which would alter our present position 
as an integral portion of the United Kingdom. 

(The letters of apology and telegrams of sympathy 
referred to by Sir Thomas Butler will be found in the 

* A Porir.ut ol Sir Tnoinas Hi. tier, Hart., will 1 c four.d on Page 10. 


MR. JOSEPH TODHUNTER PIM, at the request of 
the chairman, read the Declaration which was after- 
wards submitted to the meeting for adoption, as 
follows : 

We, Irishmen, belonging to the three Southern Provinces, 

being of all creeds and classes, representing many separate 
interests, and sharing a common desire for the honour and 
welfare of our country, hereby declare our unswerving allegiance 


to the Throne and Constitution, and our unalterable determina- 
tion to uphold the Legiblative Union between Great Britain and 

\Ye protest against the creation of a Parliament for Ireland, 
whether separate or subordinate. 

We protest against the creation of an Irish Executive, 
dependent for iis existence upon the pleasure of an Irish 
Parliamen f . 

We do so upon the following grounds : 

Because any measure for the creation of a separate Irish 
Parliament, and a separate Irish Executive, would produce 
most dangerous social confusion, invohing a disastrous conflict 
of interests and classes, and a serious risk of civil war. 

Because such a measure would endanger the commercial 
relations between Ireland and G -eat Britain, and would cause 
in Ireland widespread financial distrust, followed by a complete 
paralysis of enterprise. 

Because such a measure would imperil personal liberty. 
freedom of opinion, and the spirit of tolerance in Ireland. 

Because such a measure, instead of effecting a settlement, 
would inevitably pave the way for further efforts towards the 
complete separation of Ireland from Great Britain. 

Because no statutory limitations restricting the authority of 
an Irish Legislative Assembly, or the power of an Irish Executive, 
could piotect the freedom and the rights of minorities in the 
Provinces of Leinster, Munster, and Connaught. 

Because, while in the divided state of Irish Society, no party 
in Ireland can safely be entrusted with powers of Government 
over the other sections of the community, such a measure \vould 
hand over Ireland to the Government of a party which has 
proved itself unworthy of the exercise of power by its systematic 
defiance of the law. and disregard of the elementary principles 
of honesty, liberty, and justice. 

Because the Imperial Parliament is fully competent and 
willing to legislate for Ireland, to maintain justice and equality, 
and to promote, by '.vise enactments, the welfare of our country. 


Finally, regarding the question from a wider point of view 
than that which concerns alone the internal government of 
Ireland, highly prizing as we do the advantages we derive from 
our present Imperial position, and being justly proud of the 

F,-oin <l PhotoijfapJi'] />';/ Ln{,,\;<-it<, l>nl,li,i. 


place which Irishmen have long held amongst those to whom 
the Empire owes its prosperity and fame, having been faithful 
in our allegiance to our Sovereign, upholders of the Constitution 
and observers of the law, we protest against any charge that 



will deprive us of our Constitutional birthright, by which we 
stand on equal ground with Englishmen and Scotchmen, as 
subjects of our beloved Queen and as citizens of the British 

At the conclusion of the reading of the Declaration 
there \vas loud and prolonged cheering. 

His GRACE THE DUKE OF LKIN.STER said My lords, ladies, 
and gentlemen, the enthusiastic way in which the reading of the 
declaration has heen received persuade me that an)- words of 
mine will not add anything to the importance of the declar- 
ation. That declaration was drawn up at a preliminary 
meeting, as you are aware, and was very carefully studied. 
Agreeing so entirely as I do with every word in that 
declaration I feel that every person present will agree with it 
also. Personally taking little part or pleasure in politics, I 
still feel that every individual has a right to speak out 
strongly in the Unionist eausj at the present crisis. On an 
occasion of the kind such a meeting as this must do good. 
This must be my only excuse for speaking to-night. This 
i-. an occasion on which we must say what we mean, and 
\ve mean to stand by our principles. 1 beg to move the 
following resolution : 

" That this Convention hereby adopts the Declaration now 
read, and earnestly appeals to the Electors of the United 
Kingdom to give effect to its objects and policy by supporting 
with their votes the maintenance of the Legislative Union in its 
integrity, and the preservation to the people of Ireland of 
equality of rights and privileges with the people of England and 
of Scotland as fellow-citizens of the United Kingdom." 

MR. J. C. COI.VII.L, Chairman of the (ireat Southern 
and Western Railway, Director of the (Ireat Northern 
Railway, Director of the Hank of Ireland, <S:c., said 
My Lord l-'ingall, I have much pleasure in second- 
ing the resolution which has been so well proposed 
for the consideration of the Convention bv his Grace 

the Duke of Leinstcr, that it should adopt the protest 
and declaration which \ve have just heard read. The 
declaration is but a reiteration of principles and opinions 
which were adopted by the Unionists assembled with 

7-Vom a rhotn.i:;,,,!, ' /{,/ ( '/mm r'lor, nuMul. 

acclamation on t\vo recent memorable occasions in this 
hall I allude, first, to the enthusiastic reception given to 
the Marquis of Harrington (now Duke of Devonshire) and 
Mr. Goschen. on their visit to Dublin in 1887, and to the 
not less enthusiastic ovation given to our then Chief Secretary, 

8 4 

Mr. Balfour, on the occasion of the banquet in 1889, 
given in recognition of his distinguished and successful 
government. The crisis of an impending general election 
makes it desirable that we should again assemble here, and 
with the delegates from the Southern Provinces re-dec!are 
and re-seal our opinions upon the subject of Home Rule. 
I shall leave it in the hands of more capable and more 
experienced speakers to address you on the general bearings 
of this measure, which are many and vital : but as one now 
for many years connected with the trade and commerce of 
Ireland, directly on my own ace mnt, and indirectly through 
the management of some of our leading banking and railway 
enterprise-. I may perhaps be permitted to express mv 
opinion on the commercial aspect of the (juestion. I think 
no one will dispute that mutual confidence and g 'odwill 
is the very life of trade and the miinspring of enterprise, 
and thai whatever interrupts or threatens the continuance 
of these feelings at once brings its own punishment in 
depression and loss. The trade of Ireland is mainly with 
England and Scotland Oar steamships and railways are 
chiefly supported by the traffic to and fro, and the market-, 
of Great Britain are the best for us. both as to exports and 
imports. Now, when we consider the sentiments openlv 
and continuously avowed by the promoters of Home Rule 
in Ireland, of hostilitv to England, and desire for separation 
and independence, is not mutual confidence in danger, and 
financial distrust and paralysis of enterprise imminent ? So 
long as these opinions were confined to the In^h political 
agitator they were not much valued : but when at the dose 
of 1885 Mr. Gladstone declared his adoption of live Home 
Rule policy, and in April 1886. introduced his bill, a great 
decline, almost amounting to panic, to >k place i:i the value 
of all Irish securities : and when his bill was thrown out 
in the following June a reaction at once set in prices 
returning to their normal values; public opinion thus 

showing in the most unmistakcable manner what might be 
expected from the establishment of any separate legislature 
in Ireland. We cannot overlook how our would be future 
legislators have in recent years carried out their ideas of 
mutual confidence and goadu-ill in trade towards one another. 
Tne history of New Tipperary can never be forgotten. I 
shall not further encroach on the time: allotted to other 
speakers ; but I trust the Unionists, both North and South, 
will be ever found standing together for the maintenance 
of our constitutional birthright as citi/ens of the British 

The Right Hon. DAVID PLUXKKT, M.P., First Commis- 
sioner of Works, said My Lord Fingall, ladies, my lords 
and gentlemen, I beg to thank you most sincerely for the 
great favour which you have conferred upon me in asking 
me to take part in the glorious gathering of to-night, and 
also for the very warm welcome which you have given to 
me personally. I think you have done so not only because 
I happen to be a member of that Government which is led 
in the Upper Mouse by Lord Salisbury, and in the Lower 
by Mr. Balfour. 

[Mr. Plunkct was here interrupted by the entrance 
of the Deputation from the Ulster Convention, con- 
sisting of the Lord Mayor ol Belfast, Mr. H. dc 
Fellenbcrg Montgomery, D.L. ; Mr. Adam D tiffin, 
and Mr. \V. F. Doulaghan. The Delegates, upon the 
entrance of the Deputation, rose to their feet and 
greeted them with loud and prolonged cheering, 
renewed again and again.] 

The Right Hon. Mr. Plunket, resuming, said Gentlemen, 
when that most agreeable and welcome interruption occurred, 
which really strikes the keynote of all our proceedings here 
to-night, I was venturing to thank you for the reception 
which vou have given me, and I said that 1 knew it was not 


only because I \va> a member of tliat (Government, to the 
name of whose leader you liave given such a hearty recep- 
tion, nor even because I have the honour to represent in 
the Imperial House of Commons that ancient University 
which no Irishman (of whatever party or creed) can help, 
looking back to with respect and affection; but I think you 
have invited me to speak to you to-night because now, for 
the three-and-twenty years that I have been in Parliament. 
I have endeavoured to the best of my ability to maintain 
the great cause in support of which we are assembled here 
to-night. Certainly never within those twenty-three eventful 
years have I seen never, I believe, in the memory of 
any living man has there been assembled so vast, so 
representative a meeting ot the loyal men of the three 
Southern Provinces of Ireland. I congratulate you heartily 
upon the splendid success of this Convention, and cer- 
tainly never before has there been so urgent a cause for 
the summoning of such an assembly, for this is the critical 
moment at which we know that issues touching the most 
vital parts of the Constitution issues deeplv and immediately 
affecting the safety of our property, our liberties, and it may 
be our lives, are about to be submitted to the electorate of 
the Three Kingdoms. Gentlemen, I am glad to be able to 
assure you, coming as I do. direct from headquarters, that every 
hour, as the great day of struggle approaches, the prospect^ 
of the Unionist cause grow brighter, and the confident 
bragging of our opponents sounds fainter and more hollow. 
Hut, however hopeful we may ourselves feel as to the issue, 
it would be madness to risk such tremendous interests as are 
now at stake upon a confident forecast of an event so 
uncertain as must at the best be the chances of a general 
election in these days of vast and swaying democratic con- 
stituencies. I say, therefore, that in such circumstances it 
is a serious and a pressing necessity that we should, by thiN 
great representative Convention, place upon record, and 


urge by all means in our power upon our fellow-subjects 
throughout the Three Kingdoms, our solemn protest against 
a policy which we who live in Ireland, and who will be the 
first to suffer, know must not only be ruinous to ourselves, 
the minority it may be at this moment of the Irish people, 

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but also fatal to the true and abiding interests of our common 
country. Ulster has spoken ; she has spoken in language of 
serious and measured moderation, which has dashed the 
hopes of those assailants who evidently expected that some 


words might be uttered, some deeds might he done, on 
which they could sei/e, in order to represent her action as 
dictated by passion or by bigotry. Those hopes have been 
totally disappointed. But Ulster has spoken also with a 
'firmness and clearness of purpose which cannot be gainsaid 
or ignored, and I doubt not that short as is the time 
between that great pronouncement an:l the general election, 
the lesson will sink rapidly and deeply into the minds of 
men of all parties throughout the Three Kingdoms ; so that 
many voters who bjfore may have been apathetic or 
doubtful will hesita'e no longer, but will decide that thev 
\vill never hand over the great and prosperous and loyal 
province to a domination to which, with a sincerity which can- 
not be questioned, she has declared that she never will submit. 
But the men of Ulster have done more ; they have faiihfullv 
remembered their brethren, the Unionists of the South and 
East and West of the island, and they have held out the 
right hand of encouragement to us who are less fortunate 
and less capable of self-protection than they are. That 
strong and true right hand we clasp to-night in friendship 
and in gratitude; and while we cannot attempt to rival the 
greatness and splendour of their mighty assemblage, with all 
our hearts we join with them in the solemn and majestic 
protest they have made. But are there not many reasons 
besides why, even if Ulster had not led the way, it is well 
that we should hold this Convention ? Not only are the 
dangers which would befall us (if the policy of Home Rule 
be ever carried into effect) more immediate and pressing 
not only are we less able to protect ourselves from these 
dangers but theiv is also this further reason, that except bv 
such a representative meeting as this the Unionists uf the 
South and West have no other means of making their feelings 
and their fears nay of making their existence known to 
our fellow-subjects in Great Britain. It is a strange outcome 
of the present system of the Parliamentary representation of 

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Ireland that, save through the members for the University of 
Dublin, the Unionists of Ireland (counting as they do, by 
hundreds of thousands) have no representative for any con- 
stituency outs'de of Ulster to speak for them at the present 
moment in the House of Commons. I say at the present 
moment, for I trust that within the next few days the County 
and the City of Dublin, at all events, will, so far as in them iie>. 
do something to redress this injustice; indeed, I am sure of it, 
if only the Unionist voters in those constituencies will realise 
the surpassing importance of the struggle, and at whatever cost 
of the convenience or interests of the moment, carry through 
to the end of the contest the splendid energy and zeal of this 
meeting. But up to the present moment in the Parliament 
which is dying I say the Unionists of the three Southern 
Provinces have had no representative in the House of 
Commons. The number of Irish Protestants outside of 
Ulster was. I believe, calculated under the last Census at 
between 300,000 and 400,000. These Protestants are. as 
we know, almost to a man Unionists. There are, besides 
multitudes of Catholics and their number is steadily 
increasing who are absolutely devoted to the maintenance 
of the integrity of the Imperial Parliament. But thinly 
scattered amongst overwhelming masses of their political 
opponents, they could not make their influence felt at the 
polling booths ; they could not make their voices heard in 
the House of Commons. Therefore. I say it was essential 
that this Convention should be summoned. And how is this 
great meeting composed ? The thousands of earnest men 
whom I am now addressing are the delegates regular! v chosen 
at open meetings from all the Parliamentary constituencies, 
sent here to represent the hundreds of thousands of Unionists 
who are dwellers throughout the three Southern Provinces. 
They are sent here to speak for loyal men of every < reed an 3 
class of Irishmen, from the highest to the lowest. You will 
be addressed to-night bv countrv gentlemen, bv tenant- 

farmers, by the leaders of the learned profession, by the 
representatives of trade and commerce in all their 
branches, the leaders of enterprise and progress the men 
who have given to our southern enterprise whatever success- 
it has achieved. 1 say these delegates to-night represent 
300.000 Protestants \vho d\vell outside of Ulster, and 
multitudes of Catholics. Let no man dare to say that this 
meeting is gathered in any spirit of sectarian animosity. Your 
presence, my lord, in the chair to-night must by itself forbid 
such an imputation. The name of the ancient house of 
Fingall lias been for centuries an ornament to the Catholic 
community in Ireland, and I am proud to remember that 
your and my ancestors were foremost, side by side, amongst 
the men who. in the earlier years of this century, struggled 
for and achieved the great measure for the enfranchisement of 
the Catholics of Ireland. Yes, and many others of your 
faith are here, and some of them will no doubt address this 
meeting. Catholics who do not recognise in the violent 

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appeals of clerical agitators the true teachings of their religion, 
and who believe that the bast interests and the freedom of 
their Church are more secure in the keeping of the Imperial 
Assembly than they would be under any separate legislature 
which might bs set up in this country. Therefore, Catholic^ 
and Protestants of every denomination, we stand here to- 
night, shoulder to shoulder as loval Irishmen, to maintain 
unbroken and undiminished the po\ver and the greatness of 
the united Parliament of (Ireat Britain and Ireland. M\ 
lord, I shall not attempt in the brief space which I can claim 
of your time even to refer to all the many strong and 
cogent reasons set forth in this protest and declaration. 
Many of them have been already ably supported, and 1 know 
that other speakers will follow me specially qualified Im- 
personal knowledge and experience to deal with them. But 
there is one broad question which is sometimes ail dressed to 
us bv men in England and elsewhere who do not know the 


real state of affairs and the present conditions of life in 
Ireland. They ask us what is the practical reason for the 
dread with which so many men of education and experience 
belonging to all classes and creeds, raid differing on most 
other political matters, shrink back in alarm from the mere 
proposal to establish a separate Parliament and a 
separate Executive in Ireland. They cannot understand 
why it was that when, six years ago, the Home Rule 
measure was brought forward with ample professions 
of an intention to safeguard in the new scheme all interests 
why it wa; that instantly capital started aside like a 
frightened horse ; that all Irish stocks and securities fell, 
that men of business were preparing to take away as quickly 
as they could, and at any cost and sacrifice, whatever property 
they could carry off from their own country ; and they ask 
us, with a sneer at an implied want of courage and patriotism 
on our part, why we so distrust those of our fellow-country- 
men who might be expected to form a majority in, and to 
control a modern Irish Parliament ? They seem to say- 
Have you really so bad an opinion of the original nature of 
Irishmen that they cannot be trusted to govern themselves? 
No, my lord, I have not that opinion of the original 
character and nature of my fellow-countrymen. But I do 
say that the course of events in the history of Ireland in 
by-gone time, and the course of events even in oar own 
time, have set up in Ireland such a condition of society, 
have created such unfortunate reciprocal relation? between 
the various classes and interests which go to make up the 
nation, as to render the Irish people of the present day 
the least suited, the least qualified, for the sober and safe 
exercise of the uncontrolled powers of a separate Parliament. 
Let me not be misunderstood. I am myself an Irishman 
Irish to the backbone and proud that 1 am. 1 never said 
I could not say either in public or private one word 
against the character of my fellow-countrymen. 1 know well 

t'le many generous and noble qualities of the race its 
valour, its brilliant abilities, and the other fascinating and 
delightful traits of its character. But consider for a moment 
what are the present conditions of Irish society with 
which an Irish Parliamjnt would have to deal a poor 
country I am speaking now mainly of Ireland outside of 
Ulster- poor, that is, as compared with its richer neighbours 
and competitors; an upper class whether of landowners or 
merchants small, comparatively in numbers, never wealthy, 
and latelv almost ruined ; yet retaining enough of property 
to make it still an object of envy to the less fortunate, an 
easy pre\ for the agitator to point to and mirk down for 
plunder ; and between the vast misses below and the few m^n 
of means above, an almost toM.1 absence of great middle 
class, which in England and other more favoured countries 
gives strength to the social fabric, gives ballast to the ship of 
State, and forms the true and sure 'oasis and support of 
self-government against the abuse of democratic power. It 

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is useless now to enter into the historic causes of these 
unfortunate social conditions. They are with us to-day and 
we must count with them. Steadily, if slowly, these evils are 
being lessened under a better and wiser system of govern- 
ment : yet it must take years before this baneful legacy of 
former times will disappear. But the sad events of our 
earlier history have worked more and deadlier mischief: 
they have infused into this unbalanced society the prejudices 
and the passions of old religious hatreds, not yet wholly 
subdued, and ever ready to burst forth again in frenzy aye, 
and old traditions of conquest and defeat and the lessons of 
race hatred and retaliation, lessons, alas ! as we have see." in 
our own time, too often taught witli fatal skill and burning 
elo [tience to men whose fierv natures can easily be influence.! 
by such appeals. These are the overwhelming influences, 
at least in the three southern provinces, in the constituencies 
bv which the Home Rule Parliament must be elected ; and 


everyone who hears me knows that I have not in the least 
over-coloured the picture. What chance have any counsels 
of moderation or of educated political thought, any settled 
respect for law, of finding their way into the representative 
assembly ? Am I not entitled to ask our English critics 
would they like to have all their dearest interests handed over 
to the wild will of such a passionate untrained electorate as 
this ? And if this be the kind of constituencies by which a 
Home Rule Parliament must be returned, who and what 
manner of men are those who would inevitably be its leaders 
and its rulers, who would certainly form the " separate 
executive " which has been promised ? They would 
undoubtedly be the same m.-n who are now chosen (and 
naturally) by these constituencies. I do nor deny the 
elo mence and the ability which sonu of them often display, 
and sometimes use with advantage in the calmer atmosphere 
and under the authority of the Imperial Parliament. But 
what has been the record of their policy and of their action, 
at times even within the walls of the British House of 
Common-, and always when they had found themselves 
released from the controlling iniluence of the English 
common-sense and the Scorch prudence of their fellow- 
members ? I need not describe that policy and that 
a 'lion in any words of mine. It is enough for me to 
state what is a matter of history, that their policy, the'r 
action, their methods have been again and again 
condemned and denounced by the highest tribunal^ 
that could pass judgment upon them. Their policy 
has been denounced as a policy of dishonesty and injustice, 
and their public acts have been condemned as leading 
directly to public plunder and the cruel oppression of 
innocent men, and that denunciation and condemnation 
have proceeded from the highest authorities of all churches. 
Catholic and Protestant, from the highest judges borh in 
this country and in England ; aye. and by no others have 

they been so bitterly and solemnly condemned and denounced 
.as by the same statesmen \vho now propose to hand over 
to these very men the fortunes and the liberties of all the 
loval subjects of the Oueen in Ireland. I am addressing 
many here to-night who have had terrible experience not many 
years ago of how these men used their authority when they 
did to a great extent exercise an executive power, when, as they 
boasted, the law of the League had superseded the law of the 
land. Hearing in mind those awful times, which are branded 
into the memory and conscience of all who lived through 
them, 1 ask any fair-minded man to ans\ver what, in such a 
Parliament as I have described, under such an executive as 
that Parliament must surely provide what chance of safety 
would there be for the property, for the liberty, even for the 
lives of a scattered minority ? Of what avail would it bj in 
such an assembly to appeal for moderation, to plead for 
justice, or for mercy? It is all very well for Mr. (Gladstone 
when he desires to reconcile the English people to his great 
surrender, to lecture them in elo.jueut periods ho\v they must 
now wipe out the wrongs of centuries, committed bv England 
against Ireland, by handing over the destinies of our 
Country to such a Parliamjnt and such an executive as I 
have described. We. on the other hand, would dr.r.v a 
different lesson from the past, and we appeal to our fellow- 
subjects in England and Scotland, in whose justice and 
honour we have full confidence. We appeal to them not 
<>:ilv for own protection, but in the true interests of all the 
Irish people; and we ask them, are they prepared to shake 
off their responsibility for it was under the supremacy of 
their C.overnment that in former times these unhappy social 
and political conditions were produced I ask them, are they 
prepared, in order to get rid of the unpleasantness of facing 
and dealing with such difficulties, to hand over the interests 
of their loyal Irish fellow-subjects to immediate destruction, 
and the interests of all classes of Irishmen to ultimate and 


speedy ruin? These, my lord, are some of the reasons 
and if they stood alone they would be reasons strong and 
sufficient why I heartily support that most true and weighty 
paragraph of our protest which declares that "while in the 
divided state of Irish society no party in Ireland can safely 
be entrusted with powers of government over other sections 
of the community, such a measure would hand over the 
rountry to the government of a party which has proved 
itself unworthy of the exercise of power by its systematic 
defiance of the law and disregard for the elementary principles 
of honesty, liberty, and justice.'' And now let us turn for one 
moment to the alternative policy which is set forth in the next 
paragraph of our resolution, which states that the Imperial 
Parliament is fully competent to maintain justice and equality, 
and to promote by wise enactments the welfare of the country. 
It is not, I think, necessary to argue long in support of 
that proposition ; it is enough to recal what the Imperial 
Parliament has actually been able to accomplish in the short 
space of the last six years. Cast your eyes backwards, and try 
tobehold again what was the condition of Ireland as you saw it 
at the commencement of that period- What was the state of 
social chaos into which the country had been allowed to lapse? 
The outrages, the boycotting, the open defiance in many- 
parts of Ireland of the authority of the Government : the 
seeming helplessness of the law to protect the personal 
liberty of any man who had made himself obnoxious to the 
leaders of the League. Remembering these things, does not 
the change seem magical which has been wrought in the 
space of only six years by the firm and fearless action of the 
Imperial Parliament ? The number of agrarian outrages has 
fallen from more than in 1886 to less than half that 
total in 1891. The number of boycotted persons stood at the 
terrible aggregate of nearly 5.000 in 1887, but that most cruel 
of all forms of oppression has been banished. On the 3ist 
of last March not one person was boycotted throughout the 

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whole country, while in the same period the number of 
evictions in each year has decreased by one-third. Viewing 
this happy and blessed change in the state of society, let me 
furtlier ask, at what cost of punishment to the malefactors has 
the authority of the law been restored and the liberty of the 
individual vindicated ? Four years ago it was found necessary 
to proclaim nineteen Irish Counties under the summary 
jurisdiction clauses of the Act of 1887. These proclamations 
have since been removed, as their existence became no 
longer necessary, and there is now onlv one County (Clare) 
proclaimed in that respect, while a> to actual punishment 
inflicted I heard my colleague (the Attorney-general) state 
last week in the House of Commons that four is now the total 
number of persons imprisoned under what we were told was 
the most cruel act of coercion ever imposed on any people ! 
' coercion,'' as it was ridiculously called, " for ever and ever." 
My lord, it was the open boast of the Nationalist partv th.;t in 
order to enforce the necessity of the surrender to their demand 
of a separate Parliament for Ireland, they would make 
the Government of this country by the imperial Parliament 
impossible. This complete re-establishment of order this 
triumph of the law is the answer that can now be given. 
But we say further that the Imperial Parliament is able to 
secure, not onlv the personal liberty, but also the material 
prosperity of our people : we have seen that a> disorder was 
defeated, as lawlessness was put down, prosperity has returned, 
and has grown day by day: and, tried by that unfailing 
Us'., the confidence of the money market, we see Ireland 
has advanced and is advancing in the material well-being of 
all classes of the people. But the Imperial Parliament has 
in those six years done more. Great measures have been 
passed, greater in number, greater in magnitude, than have 
ever before been attempted bv any former Government for 
the permanent prosperity, the social regeneration, the abiding 
happiness of all classes and creeds of our countrymen aye. 


and especially for alleviating the perennial poverty and 
mitigating the ever-recurring distress of the poorest and 
most afflicted parts of the island. Gentlemen, I know that 
as I speak of these great legislative achievements, which had 
often to be carried through in the teeth of relentless 
opposition in the House of Commons as I recall the 
wonderful improvement which you, coming from all parts of 
the southern provinces, have seen worked out. under your 
own daily observation, in the happiness and contentment of 
the people amongst whom you live, I know that there is a 
name that rises in your minds and to your lips a name 
that I daresay is whispered to-day with thankfulness and 
hope in many a poor peasant's cottage, in many a poor 
fisherman's hut, on the inhospitable, rocky coast by the 
wild waves of the Atlantic a name that certainly shall never 
hereafter be spoken in any assembly of loyal Irishmen with- 
out calling forth feelings of the most profound admiration, of 
the warmest gratitude need I utter the name of .Mr. Balfour ? 
But amongst the other many and signal services which 
Mr. Balfour has rendered to the State none other, I think, 
will be of more abiding value than the proof which, by his 
firm and fearless administration, he has given, that Ireland 
can be governed under the Impjrial Parliament in peace 
and freedom and happiness. 

supporting the resolution, said In criticising the Ulster 
Convention Mr. Morley made a singularly academic 
remark ; not one new argument, he said, was advanced 
against Home Rule. The men of Ulster did not assemble 
to enter on a discussion. Thev gathered together to 
declare their convictions, and to formulate their deter- 
mination as to a line of action. If they advanced no new 
arguments in words, they constituted in their own persons 

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an argument formidable enough, I believe, to shatter into 
fragments any scheme of Home Rule. Each of these 
t\velve thousand delegates was a living argument, the 
logic of which will prove in the end irresistible. In like 
manner we, representatives of the southern provinces, 
four thousand chosen delegates, with tens of thousands at. 
our backs, meet this evening, not so much to rehandle the 
Home Rule question in words as to declare that, having 
considered it during a course of years, our hostility to any 
Home Rule Parliament and any Home Rule executive is and 
will be undying. Six years have intensified our hatred to 
the very name of Home Rule, and our energies, no less than 
those of the men of Ulster, will be devoted to resist it, to 
subvert it, to destroy it. This, after \ve have considered all 
the issues, is our serious and solemn resolve. We prove this 
evening that if there be the Ulster difficulty, there is the 
Ulster difficulty and something more. If we are rogues and 
fools, we are at least, through our numbers, rogues and fools 
who must be reckoned with. We are rogues and fools who 
have built up much of the industrial prosperity of Ireland ; 
rogues and fools who have been workers in the world of 
intellect ; rogues and fools to whom religion in Ireland has 

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been and is a serious concern. We are rogues and fools 
who have been loyal to the Constitution, obedient to the 
laws, friends and lovers of England, and. I will add, not 
the least faithful friends and lovers of this island of our 
birth. We seek for no ascendency : but we cannot be 
satisfied with subjection to those who have been proved 
disloyal conspirators, breakers of the law, and enemies to 
the empire. To our fellow-electors in England we say, 
" You must act upon the evidence before you ; " but as a 
portion of the evidence, here is a great bodv of opinion 
outside Ulster to add to the body of opinion presented 
already by the North. The task of establishing Home 
Rule, already proved by Ulster to be of the gravest 

danger, and the extremes! difficulty, will not be the easier 
because in every southern county of Ireland there are 
foodies of men not inconsiderable in numbers alive and 

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awake and organized, who are ready to take part in 
defence of their freedom with their brethren of Ulster. 
What hope can there be that a measure which will rend 


society in t \vain can bring peace and prosperity to our 
country? We appeal to every elector in Great Britain 
who has thought of supporting a Home Rule policy to 
reconsider his intention. Thousands of electors in Great 
Britain who voted in 1886 for Mr. Gladstone sincerely 
believed that he was conferring a boon upon a united 
Ireland. Can they believe so still ? We solemnly give them 
in our declaration a forecast of what we hold to be the 
inevitable results of a Home Rule measure. We made certain 
forecasts six years ago. Our opponents at the same time 
made certain forecasts. Which forecast has time confirmed? 
We declared that, with a firm administration of the law. 
order and prosperity would begin to flow back upon our 
distracted country. Our opponents declared that they would 
make the government of Ireland impossible. Which has 
proved the more trustworthy adviser ? We declared that 
the leaders of the Home Rule partv were men steeped in 
criminal conspiracy ; men who said one thing in Ireland 
and America and another thing in Scotland and England : 
men who accepted Mr. Gladstone's measure dishonestlv. as 
but an instalment to something beyond : men who had not 
the discretion or self-control which would qualify them to 
govern a country. Have not our assertions been justified 
by a solemn tribunal? Have they not been justified bv 
histor'c facts? And now when we give warning again 
warning of social disorder: a risk through the develo; ment 
of irresistible forces, even of that great calamity civil war : 
a grievous injury to the industrial and commercial prosperity 
of Ireland : a grave danger to the spirit of tolerance is not 
our warning worth some serious consideration? On the 
other hand, we can point to peace an 1 prosperity, in large 
measure alreadv attained through obedience to the la\v. and 
in conseiuence of those advantages which our countrv 
derives from the government of Ireland bv the restraining and 
fostering care of a united Parliament. And we sav. 

" Continue in the way which has led to prosperity and peace, 
and peace and prosperity will enlarge their borders." Is this 
the counsel of rogues and fools, or the counsel of men of 
common sense who love their country ? Choose a wild 
plunge into chaos, or a steadfast advance in the path of 
order. We have no doubt of the ultimate result. Let 
each of us be prepared to do, and, if need be, to suffer for 
our righteous cause. Our word to-night is " Forward,'' side 
by side, and shoulder by shoulder, with our brethren of the 
North, and let there be no pause in our advance, no falter- 
ing in our resistance, until the safety of Ireland and the 
integrity of the Empire be assured beyond dispute. 

Mr. W.M. DODUS (Tenant Farmer), of Durrow, said, 
after the exhaustive speeches that had been delivered 
to-night he would not be very long. He considered 
it an honour, a privilege, and a pleasure to take part 
in this meeting to-night, ff he was not an Irishman 

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he had spent the best clays of his life in Ireland, 
for he had been for more than twenty-five years 
identified with her interests. Her welfare was his welfare, 
and with her lie stood or with her he fell. It was most 
encouraging, and it augured well for the success of their 
cause, to sec such an enormous assembly of delegates from 
Leinster, Minister, and Connaught, men of all creeds 
and denominations, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Roman 
Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, Independents, Unitarians, 
and others, and of all ranks and classes of society, landlords 
and tenant-farmers, professional gentlemen, merchants, 
artisans, and labourers, all laying aside their common 
differences, and uniting heart and hand to resist Home 
Rule, and to maintain the integrity of the Empire. That 
was a grand and noble purpose, for which they were 
assembled in their thousands to-night. They were 

determined to have no other government than the Imperial 
Parliament to rule over them. Home Rule would be a. 
bad thing for both England and Ireland. If Ireland was 
separated from England, and if England was ever sunk in 

any disasters or difficulties by reason of war, Ireland could 
be used as a landing place for a hostile army to invade the 
British coasts. The Duke of \Vellington, it had been >tated, 
never left any unguarded point in battle, and if Englishmen 

and Scotchmen were not bereft altogether of their patriotism, 
and even of their common sense, they would not leave 
unguarded this point in fact make this point for their 
enemies. It would be a bad day for Ireland, for it would 
enormously increase her taxes and cess. Mr. Michael 
Davitt said when the people of Ireland were purchasing 
their farms they should be aware not to give too much for 
them, for the time would come when the whole taxes would 
be laid upon the land. It would be a bad day for Ireland, 
because it would continue for many a long year one of 
Ireland's greatest needs, the want of capital, for who would 
invest their funds in Ireland under Home Rule when there 
would be no stability and security. England had what 
Ireland wanted, and they called upon the Imperial Parlia- 
ment to come to Ireland's aid and to endeavour to resuscitate 
those industries which had been so long neglected. In 
conclusion he had to express the hope that they would stand 
together, shoulder to shoulder and man to man, united in 
one great invincible phalanx, determined every man to do 
his duty, leaving it to the great Disposer of all events to 
crown their efforts with triumphant success. 

(The Chairman here introduced the Mayor of Dcrry, 
Mr. W. J. Hurst, J.P., and Mr. Frank Johnston, the 
members of the Ulster Deputation, who had spoken 
in Hall No. 2). 

The Rev. GEORGK SALMON, D.I)., Provost of Trinity 
College, Dublin, said As the hour is getting late, and I 
think the meeting have had as much oratory as they want, 
they will therefore excuse me if I content myself with 
expressing my sympathy with the objects of the meeting. 

The Chairman then put the resolution to the meet- 

'That this Convention hereby adopts the declaration no\v 
read, and earnestly appeals to the electors of the United 


Kingdom to give effect to its objects and policy by supporting 
with their votes the maintenance of the Legislative Union in its 
integrity, and the preservation to the people of Ireland of 
equality of rights and piivileges \\iththepeopleofEnglandand 
Scotland as fellow-citizens of the United Kingdom." 
The resolution was carried with cheers. 

The Chairn r.n s.iitl I will now call on the Mayor of 

A Voice "The Lord Mavor." 

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The Right Hon. DANIEL Dixox, the Lord Mayor of 
Belfast, said My Lord Fingall, my lords and gentlemen, 

coming from Ulster wo arc delighted to see such a large 
and enthusiastic gathering of the Unionists of the other 
provinces of Ireland. We are commissioned by our great 
Ulster Conven'.ion of the jyth inst. to bring you a message 


of sympathy and good-will, and I can assure you there was 
no resolution passed with more enthusiasm than the one 
which I have the honour of presenting to you, and which 
reads as follows : 

" That \vc extend to our brother Unionists 
in the other provinces of Ireland the assurance 
of our profound sympathy, recognizing their 
position as even more critical than our o\vn, 
and declare our determination to make 
common cause with them in resisting any 
attempt to deprive them of the liberty 
and security which they now enjoy under 
the Union with Great Britain." 

Besides being passed at the great Convention, this 
resolution was also enthusiastically confirmed at open- 
air meetings held immediately afterwards, presided over 
by myself, the Mayor of Londonderry, and Mr. Johnston. 
both of whom accompany me on this deputation, 
and at those meetings it was estimated that there were 
100,000 persons present; and we can assure you that the 
Unionists of the North will never be parties to the severance 
of Ireland from Great Britain. 

Mr. ADAM DTITIX. who met with a coidial welcome, said 
the Lord Mayor of Belfast had shown that he was not a man 
who made long speeches. They did not think the worse of 
him in Belfast because he was a man of action rather than 
of words. The message which they had to convey from the 
great Ulster Convention of the i;th, had just been read bv 
iiis lordship. Our first duty is to thank this meeting for the 
warm reception thev have given us to night, and to thank 
them also for the opportunity they have given us of standing 
here side by side with the Loyalists of the other province^ 

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of Ireland, and of telling you in the name, and with the 
authority, of our great gathering on last Friday that we 
regard your cause as our cause, that we hold your rights and 
your interests as dear, and will maintain and guard them as 

jealously as our own. I desire lo assure you, that assembled 
as we were as a Convention of Ulstcrmen only we did so 
in no narrow provincial spirit, and with no idea of separating 
for one moment or putting forward the claims or interests 


of Ulster as in any way distinct from those of the rest of 
Ireland, but we did feel that we could muster our own 
forces more effectively in our city of Helfast, to which of 
course we had no right to summon you from South and East 
and West, and we believed that the voice of Ulster would 
make itself heard more sharply and distinctly in the 
constituencies of Great liritain if we spoke in the first 
instance alone. And, gentlemen, if we met and spoke as 
Ulstermen, we did not forget, and I trust we never shall 
forget, that we are Irishmen first of all, and although the 
cause of the Union is, no doubt, to some extent, specially 
the cause of Protestant Ulster, we regard it at the same lime 
as the cause of Ireland ;ill round, and it was that conviction 
that gave us a confidence and determination in maintaining 
it that we could not otherwise have had. Gentlemen, 
proposals have been made from time to time, and may 
possibly be renewed by some of those tinkers of constitutions 
to separate the Government and the political life of Ulster, 
or a part of Ulster, from the rest of Ireland. We ask you to 
believe that from whatever ([iiarter these suggestions come 
they take no inspiration from us. 1 have never heard .vuch 
a suggestion made in Ulster that was not set aside at once 
as unworthy even of a moment's consideration, and although 
for that vcrv reason we have no express mandate to speak to 
you from our Convention on that subject, still I sav without 
hesitation, with the knowledge I have of the men who formed 
that Convention, that if ever such a proposal is made to them 
they will reject it with indignation and with scorn ; first, 
because any scheme of the kind would be impracticable and 
absurd ; but 1 trust we shall also reject it, because it would 
be unpatriotic and unjust. Unjust, craelly unjust : above 
all to those scattered Lovalists through the rest of Ireland 
who have boldly held up the ilagof the Union under dangers 
and trials ot which we in I. Ister had no experience, and 
unjust also if for no other reason than this we say it would 


be as unfair to submit the Catholic minority of Ulster to the 
rule of the Protestant majority, whom they have learned, 
unhappily, to regard with jealousy and mistrust, a> it would 
be to submit us to the domination of a Parliament in which 
there would be an overwhelming majority of Nationalists, to 
whom we have been so bitterly opposed. It ha; been said 
by- those who wish to make the least of oar great Loyalist 
demonstration that it was a cleverly engineered piece of 
electioneering manoeuvre, a successful theatrical display. 
Nothing could be further from the truth. We Ulster people 
do not deal in shams. The position we have taken up and 
defined in the resolutions of our Convention was not adopted 
without much anxious deliberation and searching of heart. 
It was the solemn, spontaneous, earnest utterance of senti- 
ments and convictions wlv'ch are deep-rooted in the hearts of 
all classes of our people. Well, we may have been somewhat 
slow of utterance, for we found it hard to believe even in the 
possibility of our being treated with such injustice at the 
hands of the Parliament of Great Britain, but we have spoken 
out. We hope we may have made our meaning understood. 
and you may depend upon it we shall stick to what we say. 
I would like to mike some reference to a speech made by 
Mr. Gladstone. Gentlemen, time was, and not so long ago. 
only a few short years, when we who were once followers of 
Mr. Gladstone, as I was, would have been indignant indeed 
to hear these sounds of execration with which you have treated 
his name. If now it brings a blush to our cheek it is not on 
our account, but upon his our former leader, oive the mist 
eloquent advocate of the cause he has deserted and betrayed. 
He has brought charges against us of having fallen away from 
the position of tolerance and liberalitv which he so much 
admired in our ancestors of one hundred vears ago who 
swelled the ranks of the Belfast Volunteers. We claim to 
understand what was the positic-n of these men as well as lie 
does, and we are prepared to maintain th it the cause for 

which they spoke is the same cause which we Unionists 
maintain to-day the old cause of civil and religious liberty, 
and we assert that if they lived in our times, with our 
experience of what the Parliament of the United Kingdom 
has been found ready and willing to do, these men would be 
found standing where we stand to-day. We do deeply regret 
our separation from so large a part of our Irish people, but 
ve are satisfied that in opposing them as \ve have done we 
have set our feet on the path of duty, and it is the dearest 
wish of our heart that the day may come when our Nationalist 
fellow-countrymen, all that is best amongst them, may fling 
away the leaders by whom they have been misguided and 
misled, may awake from dreaming of the unhappy past, and 
descend to the common sense level of the present, and abandon 
these unreal schemes of separate nationality which divide, 
and if persisted in, must ever hopelessly divide us Irishmen ; 
and if they do. thev will find us ready to join them heart in 
hand under the broad banner of the Union, in working for the 
sol.'d advancement, and the true freedom of our countrv. 

Mr. H. de F. MONTI, ;>MF.KY. P. L. I did not come here 
to make a speech, but to help to deliver a message. I think 
that message has been well delivered by Mr. Puffin. If any 
Southern brother Unionist lias hitherto imagined that our 
opposition to Home Rule meant sitting still while the yoke 
of a Healyite Parliament \vas being firmly strapped on to 
your necks and then saving ourselves from the coi^equences 
by setting up a little Home Rule shop of our own, 1 trust he 
has now dismissed that idea. The least inconsistent of our 
opponents Mr. J. Morley very honestly told his supporters 
a day or two ago that there were great difficulties in the way 
<>f Home Rule. I believe we. Ulster Unionists, are one of 
I he greatest difficulties. We mean to be a difficult}- that 
< annot be got over. ( )ur opponents have now left off calling 
us a despicable minority we no longer hear that a few score 

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of constables will send us to the right-about, or a few pinches 
of the dust of ridicule dissipate the Ulster Convention. We 
are now told that we are a powerful body, well able to take 

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rare of ourselves. I believe we are able to take rare of our- 
selves, and I trust we shall also be able to help you to take 
rare of yourselves. In the part of Ulster I come from the 
regions about Enniskillen we took care of ourselves once 

before with some success, and we have our own traditions 
about how to do it. We in Ulster shall take the liberty of 
choosing our own way to take care of ourselves, and our 
own time to set about it. Some well known words were 
once used on behalf of that little band known to history as 
' the Enniskillen men." from one of whom I have the honour 
to be descended. T think these words correctly express the 
present position of the whole body of Ulster Unionists. 
' : We stand upon our guard, and do resolve, by the blessing 
of God, rather to meet our danger than expect it." 

Mr. AY. J. DoLoi"<;nA\ (tenant-farmer, Coolsallagh, 
Dromore, County Down), said 'My lords and gentlemen, 
I had little time to get my ideas put into presentable 
shape, but I fully endorse all that has been so eloquently 
said by those members of the deputation who have 
preceded me. AVe feel intensely interested in the posi- 
tion of the Unionists of Leinster, Munster. and Connaught, 
and we herebv convey to you the heartfelt sympathy and 
support of your Ulster brethren. You are surrounded by 
those who have added the word "boycott "' to the English 
language ; who have done deeds that compel Irishmen to 
conceal their nationality in every part of Christendom. 
Methods of political warfare have been sanctioned by the 
leaders of the would-be rulers of Ireland brutal enough to 
make the blood run cold in the veins of a savage. It is very 
hard to keep untainted amidst such an atmosphere. Pope 
has written 

' Vice is a monster of so frightful mien. 
That to be hated needs but to be seen ; 
Yet seen too oft. familiar with her face, 
AN e lirst endure, then pity, then embrace/' 

Your difficulties have been great, and your temptation- 
strong, yet you have borne a manful part through them all 

The unkindest cut, however, is the proposition to place those 
men over you as rulers, to dispense justice, and to direct the 
destinies of this country, who during the past five years have 
done their little best to destroy Ireland. At the South 

MI:. \v. j. Doi.or<;ii i N. 

Molton election campaign, not long since, 1 heard a rhara ter 
given by a Gladstonian speaker of the majority of the 
Irish people that burned itself on my memorv. He 
said they were nothing better than the Reel Indians of 


America. Is this a qualification for self-government? I 
tried as best I could to show the untruthfulness of that 
description, and, in doing so, spoke of those Irishmen who 
were my o\vn familiar friends. A very few years since Irish 
farmers got bv the Arrears of Rent Act t\vo millions of 
money from the Irish Church surplus to place them on 
straight footing. Their methods of fanning, however, in the 
Nationalist districts are of so primitive a character th;it even 
this could not keep them from ruin. Mr. T. I). Sullivan also 
took part in the same electoral contest, and he never once 
gave a definition of the local government which the Iri>h 
Nationalists want, in conformitv with that defined bv Mr. 
Timothy Healv a constitution which will allow Ireland to 
assume Nationalist proportions, and i- thank God (said Mr. 
Healy) she will assume those proportions." Such talk is a 
trifle bf.mbastical. Fancy building a nation with gutter 
sparrows, or rearing a Government of any security with the 
men who one day, in this very building. 1 believe, pledged 
themselves to stick by the man who brought them out of 
obscurity and led them Lo such positions as thev occupy, 
and a few days afterwards turned 0:1 him with all their native 
ferocity, and hounded him to his grave Sarelv such gentry 
would make a great nation ! I defy any Nationalist 
to point to a single place on earth where such 
material ever accomplished a praiseworlhv project. All 
Mr. Sullivan did was to plead in the pathetic tones of his 
most mournful poetry for justice to the pour downtrodden 
Irish people. He never once mentioned a single injustice 
that an Irish 1'arliament could re< tify better than the 
Imperial Legislature. He did not tell the South Mohijn 
electors that his countrv the best adapted lor dairv produc e 
in the world had allowed itself to be so handicapped by 
Danish and Normandv tanners that the word flung in one's 
teeth in the Lnnlish market is. No Irish need apply. '' What 
industry, except the manufa< lure of illiterate voters, lias any 


Nationalist leader assisted to construct ? Would it not be 
more truthful and manly for them to say that the struggle 
for survival of the fittest was so tough that a vast mass of 
Irishmen, partly by clerical compulsion, partly by successful 
agitating parasites, and partly from other causes, were being 
driven to the wall. Downright straightforwardness is com- 
mendable, and could not the Nationalist representative even 
temporarily try his hand at honesty as a new occupation ? 
(<et his discovery patented, and advertise it in these terms : 
u Xo necessity for productive labour under the Home Rule 
regime, ; those wrong doing Unionists who have been indus- 
trious, self-reliant, and energetic shall be compelled to be 
hewers of wood and drawers of water to the illiterate, ditch- 
loafing, political agitator and his leaders ; to cr\ pcccavi for 
past misdeeds, and faithfully promise to bring their talents, 
their property, and even their religion, as a sacrifice on the 
altar of the Home Rule Juggernaut." This is the Alpha 
and the Omega of the Home Rule programme. The ileecing 
of the landlords is nearly all at an end ; but that is not enough. 
Something more is needed an Irish Parliament, with a 
Prime Minister, a Lord Chancellor, a keeper of the public 
purse, a green rod, and, most essential of all, a chucker-out. 
Cost to be no obstacle. Funds can be screwed from the 
unpatriotic Unionists. Ah ! but the Belfast Convention 
the ''twelve thousand asses," "the Orange crew/' "the 
k ' Finnig.m Caucus" have not they rather spoiled the little 
game? Mr. (Gladstone now discovers that they arc not all 
'* rogues and fouls.'' Ah, no 1 And if ever his Home Rule 
Bill becomes a statute he will add another discovery to his 
long list namely, that a misled British Parliament cannot 
transform Ulstermen into Home Rulers, or compel their 
submission to the Hillside men or the Bantrv gan^ r . Last 
Friday's proceedings in Belfast were sutlicicnt to convince 
any person with rational faculties of the power and serious- 
ness of the opposition. Sir William Harcourt's "dust of 


ridicule' 1 and "June parade" have vanished. Ulster is to 
be taken into account, or the reckoning liereafter may be 
difficult. Our appearance here in Dublin to express our 
sympathy and promise our support to the Unionists of the 
other provinces is not less embarrassing. It is very vulgar 
on our part not to throw up our Imperial connection with 
Great Britain in exchange for the citi/enship of a tribute- 
paying Republic, under clerical domination, to oblige Mr. 
Gladstone. Intelligent Scotland may rest as she is. Gallant 
little Wales, no separation for her. But Ireland, the illiterate, 
the indolent, the priest-ridden, wants this great God-sent 
gift of Home Rule. It must be given her. The rogues and 
fools who talk of opposing its advent the finest specimens 
of British plurk and enterprise if thev don't quietly 
acquiesce, sure they can be shot. .Mr. Morley is acquainted 
with the inoJus ^pcrandi. The British people have to 
decide this matter. It is not over yet. I can assure you 
from experience it is sheer ignorance of the subject on de- 
part of the British electorate that permits the Home Rule 
question to bar the way. It has been so sandwiched 
between social and religious interests in England that there 
is great difficulty in making its effects clear. Once it 
becomes a main question, however, it will soon get it- 
quietus. Be the result what it may. we Unionists of Ireland 
can say with feelings of satisfaction that we have done our 
duty in warning the electors of Great Britain of the evil 
results that must follow such a suicidal act as granting Hume 
Kule to Ireland. 

Mr. JOHN R.. WK.HAM, Hon. Sec. of the Dublin Chamber 
of Commerce, speaking on behalf of the Chamber said 
My lord, my lords and gentlemen, as Hon. Sec. to the 
Dublin Chamber of Commerce, I have authority from the. 
Council of that Chamber to deliver a message to thi.-v 

Convention. It is contained in a resolution adopted at 
their meeting last Monday, vi/. : 

That the Hon. Sec. be authorised to attend the Conven- 
tion to be held on 23rd inst., and to put before that Con- 
vention the views of the Chamber of Commerce on the 

MK. JOHN K. \VIi;ilAM. 

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question of the maintenance of the Union as affecting the 
trade and commerce of this country, such views having 
been expressed repeatedly in the annual reports which have 


been adopted by the Chamber, and to state that the 
Council continues to hold these views. 

I may say that our Chamber is one of the largest in the 
Kingdom. "NVo have about 1.200 members, comprising 
representatives of all creeds and all political parties. Our 
operations are strictly confined to matters affecting trade and 
commerce. As a corporate body we have no politics, yet \ve 
are essentially a Unionist Chamber, not for any political end, 
not for any partv purpose, but solely and simply because 
in defending the Union \ve are defending the commercial 
interests with which we are identified. We consider 
that in the safe-guarding of those interests the welfare 
of the whole community is concerned, from the capitalist 
to the artisan. In 188^. on the mere suggestion that 


Mr. Gladstone was likely to bring in a bill which would 
tend to unsettle the Union, trade in this country was so much 
disturbed that the Chamber of Commerce adopted and 
published this declaration : 

The Council feel themselves imperatively called upon at 
the present crisis to declare their opinion that any 
measure calculated to weaken the Union at present 
existing between Great Britain and Ireland would be pro- 
ductive of consequences most disastrous to the trading and 
commercial interests to both countries. 

Again in iSSG, when Lord Aberdeen arrived in Dublin as 
Lord Lieutenant under Mr. Gladstone's short Administration, 
the Council addressed him very plainly on this subject, 

Their strong conviction that if anything were done to 
disturb the Legislative Union the country would be 
brought face to face with an economic crisis and condition 
of destitution of a magnitude and extent which could not 
be contemplated without feelings of alarm and dismay. 

When Mr. Gladstone soon afterwards introduced his Home 
Rule Bill, the Chamber of Commerce petitioned against it. 

Happily it was rejected by the House of Commons and by 
the electors of the Kingdom, and hence his downfall and the 
advent to power of the present Government. The Chamber 
has not failed to publicly acknowledge the undoubted fact 
that under the wise Administration of Lord Salisburv, trade 
has almost recovered from the shock which it had sustained, 
and has specially recognised in its reports the services of Mr. 
Balfour when Chief Secretary for Ireland in restoring order 
and giving thai security to all classes without which 
commercial prosperity is impossible. In 1887 the Chamber 
of Commerce took an active part in organising the great 
meeting which was held in this hall to do honour to the 
Marquis of Hartington and Mr. Goschen. On that occasion, 
at the request of the Chamber of Commerce, I had the honour 
to present to them from the chair an address expressing the 
views of the Chamber similar to those of their 1885 declaration, 
and conveying to them 

The opinion of the Chamber that it is absolutely neces- 
sary in the interests of commerce and agriculture to 
maintain unimpaired the Legislative Union between Ire- 
land and Great Britain. 

On many other occasions the Chamber has publicly 
repeated this, and pointed out the terrible injury to trade and 
the material interests of Ireland which would result from any 
enactment of the nature of what is called Home Rule. The 
events which have taken place during the last few years have 
confirmed them in their opinion. Their resolution indeed, 
says they still continue to hold the samo views ; and, unless 
I am very much mistaken, the mercantile public of Dublin 
represented by their Chamber of Commerce will be found 
boldly reiterating that statement as long as we are threatened 

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by such dangers to our trade as the proposals of Mr. Glad- 
stone or the Separatist policy of the so-called Nationalist 

THK HIGH SHKUIFF or COKK (Alderman Scott, Merchant 
and Shipowner) s;iid My Lord President, my lords, ladies 
and gentleman, tome has been accorded the high honour of 


proposing a vote of thanks to the deputation from Ulster, 
and to our brethren in the North, for the most valuable and 
encouraging resolution of which they are the bearers. In 
doing so I take the opportunity of saying ho\v delighted 
-1 am to have the privilege of taking part in this very 

important Convention, and how greatly pleased I an to see 
such a magnificent gathering of the Loyalists of the Southern 
provinces of Ireland met together to express our determina- 
tion to uphold the principles which are to us most dear. 
It seems, indeed, as if at last the Unionists of Ireland were 
really awakening to the terrible danger which threatens our 
country, and I believe that the result of our actions and 
words here to-night will be that the thoughtful, fair-minded, 
independent people of England, Scotland, and Wales will 
pause before they assist any politician to inflict a gross 
injustice upon the law-abiding and industrious section of the 
people of this country. This is no ordinary political 
meeting ; it is representative in the very best sense of the 
word. I see before me many faces which 1 recognise from 
Cork, Limerick, Waterford aye, and from Tipperary. 
( hvners of property, men of business, and even horny- 
handed sons of toil have travelled many, many miles to be 
present here this evening, as representatives of the loyal 
subjects of the Queen, to affirm their loyalty, and to say that 

" Irish never shall be slaves.' 1 

Some of the faces which I see before me can bear mj out 
when I say that slavery of the verv worst description 
imaginable has frequently been practised upon the Loyalists 
ot the South by those who are now striving to become 
rulers over us. My lords and gentlemen, it is because 
we know from sad and sore experience what unlimited 
persecutions we have suffered in the past, that we dread a 
future which would place these people again in power. I say 
again in power, because within the past ten years in the 
South of Ireland as is very well known, for a portion of the 
time the only law to be feared was the law of the Land 
League, and refusal to obey its behests brought the most 
grinding oppression on the disobedient. Boycotting with all 
its mean and cowardly surroundings and other sinful and 

repugnant methods \vere adopted, and the greatest charge 
which could be brought against the unhappy victim was, as 
a rule, that he had endeavoured to assert his wish to art 
independently on some local matter, in fact, that he " had 
dared to do the right/' Providence in His wisdom and 
mercy has permitted that condition of things to be changed, 
and since the advent of Mr. Balfour to power in Ireland 
peace has been restored where riot and lawlessness prevailed. 
and prosperity is now smiling on ninny places where industry 
was then stopped. Many mills and other comnurcial 
enterprises are now in ac.ive work where idljness then 
prevailed, and although thj improvement in trade and 
commerce was giving us hope that the evil d ivs were passed, 
and that we would be permitted to carry on our various 
avocations in peace and quietness, let us still hope that such 
will continue. It is a well-known fact that capital and 
enterprise will not flourish where the sccial surroundings ot 
the people are being constantly disturbed. I do believe 
that the majority of our people are sick and tired of political 
agitation, and anybody who has any stake in the country 
would hail with delight a continuance of peace and good 
order. What our country now wants is rest. The law is 
being respected, and the supremacy of the law is acknow- 
ledged throughout the land. The condition of our people 
is being wonderfully improved, and we know full well that a 
return to the old state of defiance to authority, which would 
certainlv result from a weak Government, would undo the 
good which has lately been done, and would prove disastrous 
to our best interests. The resolution from Ulster brings 
sympathy to us. Well, I do not hesitate to say that the 
loyal minority of the South are deser/ing of the sympathy of 
every honest man in the Kingdom. Although, numerically 
speaking, few in number, and in some places scattered and 
divided, they have boldly withstood the most oppressive 
coercion, and when called upon in the interests of justice 

they have fearlessly discharged their duty to the Crown. 
The result is that outrage mongers found that for them there 
was no escape, and freedom to act and speak is now 
accorded to every well-intentioned person. Our brethren 
in the North cannot conceive the indignities to which the 
minority in the South have been subjected, and I fear that 
across the Channel the extent of our sufferings is not 
everywhere known. Many times have we turned towards 
Ulster with feelings of envy during these trying years. 
Conscious of their own power and in the enjoyment of the 
peace which that power was able to assure, they have been 
able to extend their commerce and spread their industries. 
Many of the Southern Loyalists have been, although, perhaps, 
in a more moderate way, endeavouring to imitate the good 
example thus shown them, and if the security of the strong 
arm of the law be removed ruin will assuredly follow where 
prosperity is now apparent. Fully conscious of the result of 
placing in power the paid agitators, who have well-nigh 
ruined our country and our industries, we join with the men 
of Ulster and say "we will not have these men to reign over 
us." If such a contingency should ever arise, to the North 
we look, and I, for one, refuse to believe that the sturdy men 
of Ulster will desert us. I refuse to believe that the colossal 
assembly in Belfast last week was an empty parade, but I do 
believe that if occasion should arise, 

Ulster will fight, 

And Ulster will he right. 

Feeling this I ask them not to doubt their Southern brethren, 
and united we shall stand, forming an impassable barrier to 
those who would take our liberties from us. I know I do but 
re-echo the sentiments of this meeting of Southern men when 
I say that our deep and grateful thanks are cheerfully accorded 
to our Northern brethren for their welcome sympathy and 
promise of help, and I have the most sincere pleasure 

in now forma 11 v proposing the following resolution for your 
adoption : 

' That we hereby heartily thank the Unionists of Ulster for 
sending a deputation to this Convention to convey to us the 
expression of their sympathy and the assurance of their deter- 
mination to make common cause with the three Southern 
Provinces in resisting the attempt to impose a Home Rule 
Parliament on Ireland.' 

THE RF.V. SAMTEL PRKXTER, M.A., Presbyterian Minister, 
Ormond Quay. Dublin said Mv lords and gentlemen, I rise 
with the utmost cordiality to second the vote of thanks to our 
fellow- Unionists of Ulster, which has been so ably moved by 
the preceding speaker. I am not a professional politician, 
and nothing but the clear call of duty could have 
brought me to-night to this platform. But neither are you 
professional politicians, and neither are the ten of thousands 
of resolute, quiet citi/ens who met last Friday in Belfast. 
What is it that has aroused the Unionists of Ireland. 
North and South, to take up the position which we now 
Mfcupy? What is it that has buried the old battle-cry of 
Conservative and Liberal? What is it that has obliterated 
t':e old land marks between North ami South, between 
.'.uvllor-1 and tenant, between Episcopalian and Presbyterian 
J had almost said between Protestant and Catholic? What 
i> it that almost, as by magic, has drawn into one great 

< oalition men of all creeds and classes, from all parts of our 

< ommon countrv. and banded them together in one 
magnificent army of defence ? It is this and I wish it to peal 
forth from this meeting to-night as with the crash and voice 
of thunder it is the deadlv peril which hangs over Ireland. 
We believe that Home Rule means the rule of Ireland by 
the men of the National League. What that League was 
in the past we know only too well. It is a league which, by 
its organised crueltv. invented bovcottin' r . fastened down the 

yoke of the Plan of Campaign, murdered its most obnoxious 
opponents, maimed cattle, and established a reign of terror 
in this island, which, as Mr. Lecky, the historian, truthfully 
said, was without a parallel even in Russia or the wor>t 



provinces of Turkey. For six years Mr. Gladstone has been 
coquetting with that league ; he has condoned its crimes, 
denounced all men from the Tope down, who ventured to> 
condemn them, and, above all, he and his party did their very 


utmost to thwart the great statesman, Mr. Balfour who by 
his genius struck the destructive weapons from their hands, 
and had the courage to declare that Ireland must in future 
be governed not by force, nor by terror, but by justice and 
righteousness and truth. And what are the aims of the 
Gladstonian party now? Simply to hand Ireland over to the 
men of the National League. That is to say, simply to make 
them the fountain of power, of justice, and of civil order 
the legislators, the administrators, the judges, and the tax 
gatherers of this country. It is the presence of this danger that 
has brought us together. North and South, and it is the pros- 
pect of the wees which the Gladstonian policy too certainly 
forecast that unites you and me here to-night. Mr. Glad- 
stone has made Irishmen politicians in a sense that he never 
intended, and he has united Irishmen in one great 
confederacy for a purpose precisely the reverse to that 
which he sought. We are here to-night to clasp hands as 
Irishmen on the eve of a fierce battle. We. the Li;ioni-4s 
of Ireland, North and South, clasp hands in a solemn league 
and covenant that we shall be one. The Nationalists are 
divided, and at war with one another. We are the true 
united Irishmen ; shoulder to shoulder we stand together : 
one love binds us, and that is pure love of motherland : one 
hope animates us. and that is the hope of a preserved and 
regenerated country in tlu generation that is to come : and 
one fjjlii makes us strong either to stiller or to dare, and 
that is the fahh that ours is the cause of h'bertv, of light, of 
prosperity, of union, and of the fear cf God. Here!, '-night 
the four provinces of Ireland meet together thn nigh their 
accredited representatives. Lister is here to promise that 
she will execute her determination so clearlv expressed on 
l-'riday last in her splendid Convention. What \va- that 
determination? I I ere it is couched in burning words bv 
Mr. Thomas Sinclair, who in this particular is the true 
spokesman of the tens of thousands of Lister's veomanrv 


" We will have nothing to do with a Dublin Parliament. If 
it be ever set up \ve shall simply ignore its existence. Its 
acts will be but as waste paper. Its police will find our 
barracks preoccupied with our own constabulary. Its judges 
will sit in empty courthouses. The early efforts of its 
executive will be spent in devising means to deal \\ith a 
passive resistance to its taxation, coextensive with loyalist 
Ulster." Ulster comes IK.TC to tell us that this policy she 
will stubbornly and persistently carry out. But that very 
policy carries responsibilities towards the loyalist minority in 
the other provinces which cannot be ignored. Ulster has 
taken up that position, and she is well justified in doing it. 
Hut if the civil and religious libertv of Ulster is in danger 
from Home Rule, how much greater is the danger to the 
Unionists of the South and West ? Nay, the very refusal of 
Ulster to enter a Home Rule Parliament intensifies 
the dangers of the whole situation a hundred-fold. The 
sturdy force of the Ulster representatives would not be 
present as a moderating force in the Legislature or 
Administration. Then the genius of the National League, 
which trampled under its feet human hearts before, would, 
without let or hindrance, stamp out all opposition, and 
in one generation the light of civil and religious liberty 
would be utterly extinguished in three provinces. Here, 
therefore, are the delegates of these provinces to-night to 
clasp the hand which Ulster stretches across the l>oync, 
and to unite in one National confederation for the defence 
of libertv, for the defeat of the enemies of our countrv, 
and for the promotion both of material and religious 
prosperity. There may be, and perhaps there are. evil 
days before us. The forces of anarchv may \v;;i a tem- 
porary triumph. Clod knows. Manv of us mav perish in 
the storm which alreadv frowns upon the hori.:'>n. IV it so. 
We shall make no compact with the \\icked nun who are now 
so amiably presenting the world with coloured photographs 


of one another. We shall not touch the hand which is stained 
with the blood of Irishmen and Irishwomen. We shall have 
nothing to do with the heroes who gloat over the agonies of 
the dumb creatures of the field. We shall render them no 
obedience, as we recognise in them no authority. It is true 
we are what an ex-Lord Lieutenant calls us a despicable 
minority. But it is a thousand times better to be in a 
minority in the right than in a majority in the wrong. We arc 
weak in numbers, so were the early Christians in Jerusalem. 
who counted only one hundred and twenty against the world. 
So was the great Xieene Lather, of whom it was 
said, " Athanasius centra mundntn : So is England 
herself in a minority in India, and in a despicable 
minority in presence of the armed Empires of Europe. 
God protects minorities when they are in the right, anil 
when with mamr spirits they cling to the right. Let the 
worst come, we can but die. True, we want to live, and t< 
live for the land that gave us birth. We want to work f<.r 
her welfare, and gather around her the sympathies and the 
help of the world. We want at last to sleep peacefully 
under her green sward, and to transmit to our children the 
liberties, civil and sacred, which we have inherited. 

The resolution was carried unanimously amid loiu! 

The Lord Mayor of Belfast briefly thanked t he- 
Convention for the resolution, and apologised for the 
absence of Viscount Tcmplctown, who was attending 
a great meeting of Unionists in Edinburgh. 

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Sir Thomas Butler, Bart., having moved Mr. John 
R. \Yigham into the second chair. 

Mil. WIGHAM said I would like to make an obser- 
vation respecting this great gathering, the greatest perhaps 
ever seen in this city, and to compare it with the historic 
demonstration of 1887, to which I have already referred. 


Having had the privilege of viewing both meetings from this 
chair I have come to the conclusion that this meeting is 
the more momentous, and more likely, under the Divine 
blessing, to influence beneficially the destinies of this 
country. The attendance is as large there are as many 
thousand people to-night crushed into these premises. 
On our platform to-night as on that occasion, there are 
men of station, wealth, and culture, leaders in the learned 
professions, some of the highest and brightest intellects 
among us, and above all a preponderance of thct staunch 
mercantile class which has a real stake in the country, 
and is not easily led astray by spurious patriotism, and 
the vapourings of professional agitators. But this meeting 
is not an ordinary public meeting, open to all whom 
curiosity or any other motive might induce to attend. This 
great gathering of all creeds and classes is a Convention, and 
every person present is delegated to represent not only 
himself but the political faith of those who sent him. They 
come from all parts of the three southern provinces of 
Ireland, sent to testify by their presence here that there is 
in these districts a deeply-rooted determination to oppose- 
to the very uttermost any measure which may in the slightest 
degree tend to the disintegration of the Kingdom. Our 
friends everywhere may feel assured that if this Convention, 
following the grand demonstrations in the City of Belfast, 
does not convince the English people that any tampering with 
the Union is dangerous, and cannot and must not be attempted, 
it is because they are unwilling to open their minds to 
conviction, and desire to listen to one man rather than to 
the voice of the one million and a half of educated Irish 
people who absolutely refuse to be robbed of their birth- 
right as citi/ens of the British Empire. 

The Hon. HOR.VCK PI.UXKF.TT, Dunsany Castle, 
County Meath, said Mr. Chairman, my lords and 

gentlemen, a task which would at any time have been 
a pleasure namely, that of proposing a vote of thanks to 
the Earl of Fingall for his conduct in the chair is rendered 
doublv grateful bv the manner in which he has discharged 

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his duties. An intimate knowledge of his character 
prevents my wounding him in his tenderest spot that 
unassuming modesty which lias ever been the leading 


characteristic of his family. Lord Fingall's public appear- 
ances have been fe\v heretofore. But T am sure I speak the 
mind of this meeting when I say that those who have heard 
his opening address to-day will feel that he has qualified 
himself as a representative man one to whom his country 
will look to take his part in the great crisis through which 
we have to pass. Those who called upon him as the 
premier Catholic of Ireland to come and preside over this 
great gathering had little to guide them as to how lie was 
likely to perform his duty beyond his reputation as a good 
landlord, a model country gentleman, and no small 
indication of fitness for his task to-night, a popular and 
courteous master who \vent straight with hounds. I am sure 
none of us failed to admire the manner in which he went 
straight to-night. Without hurting the feelings of one of 
the vast majority of us who differ from him in religion, he 
manfully upheld the dignity of his faith, and whilst preserving 
both religious and political independence, he sho\ved that a 
Catholic could be as good a Unionist as any man amongst 
us. Lord Fingall is not only consistent to himself, but he 
is true to the traditions of his ancestors. Writing at the end 
of 1798, in the last days of the last Irish Parliament. Lord 
Cormvallis, the Viceroy, gives us this remarkable picture of 
the attitude towards the LTnion of the great grandfather of 
the present Earl " I rather think we shall carry the point 
of the Union of this countrv without verv great difficulty. 
The Catholics are for it, and the principal persons amongst 
them, such as Lord Fingall, Lord Kenmare. Dr. Troy, 
Titular Archbishop of Dublin, say that they do not wish 
the question of Catholics being admitted into representa- 
tion to be agitated at this time, as it would render the 
whole measure more difficult. They do not think the 
Irish Parliament capable of entering into a cool and 
dispassionate consideration of their case, and that they 
trust that the United Parliament will at a proper time 

allow them every privilege that may be consistent with 
the Protestant Establishment." History has almost repeated 
itself, but not quite. Lord Fingall is with us in person, and 
Lord Ken mare in sympathy. Would that the picture were 
complete, and that another prominent Catholic to whom the 
mantle of Dr. Troy had descended were now on this platform, 
by the side of Lord Fingall, solemnly warning his co-religion- 
ists against the danger to which their spiritual and material 
welfare would be subjected by the heat and passion oi 
an Irish Parliament. At this late hour I cannot ask you to 
listen to a speech of any length, but I must ask your 
indulgence for a few minutes while I refer to one or two 
other points in Lord Fingall's address. We cannot repeat 
too often the necessity for organixation of our forces and do 
not let us neglect to make use of this great opportunity to 
set in motion the machinery by which the union of the 
Unionists (to use his expression) can be maintained, not as a 
mere abstraction, but as a force in politics. Our course is 
plain. Let us strengthen and support the Irish Unionist 
Alliance, which has shown its efficiency by the way in which 
it has enabled the hitherto disorganised Smith of Ireland 
Unionists to make as authoritative announcement as has 
ever been made by a political party. Lastly, let us not regard 
this great Convention (which Lord Fingall rightly described 
as a duty better done late than never done at all) as the be 
all and end all of our resistance to Home Rule. Another 
duty will be upon us in the immediate future the duty of 
reaffirming our protest in the great constitutional battle of the 
polls. And when that battle is over and the excitement of 
the crisis dies away, when we have gained, as please (iod we 
shall, some portion of the representation which is our lawful 
due, let us still hold together, and take some part as a strong 
and growing party in the government of the United Kingdom. 
Above all, in our strength let us forget the past, and 
remember that our main object is to satiVfv no sectarian or 


partisan cravings, but to promote the material and industrial 
welfare of our beloved country. 

SIR HKNRY G RATTAN BEI.I.EW, Bart., Mount Bellow, 
Mount Bellew Bridge, Co. Gahvay, in seconding the resolu- 
tion, said It is with a double pleasure that 1 second this 

motion ; in the first place, for the political importance 
Avhich attaches to the action of our noble chair. nan, and in 
the second place for the service he has rendered to us Catholic 

Unionists of Ireland in the effort he has made to dispel the 
libellous notion which largely prevails that the Catholic 
leligion in Ireland has become subservient to politics. In 
many parts of England the name of Irish Catholic is 
synonymous with Nationalist Home Ruler. We loyal 
Catholics of Ireland are envious of the Protestant inhabi- 
tants of the North, who have up to this apparently got 
the credit of being the only loyal men in Ireland. 1 speak 
not as a landlord, but as a delegate from the West of Ireland, 
and I see before me my brother delegates, mostly Catholics 
and comprising farmers, who live by farming only. If Mr. 
Gladstone only knew a little about Ireland he would have 
included in his list of rogues and fools vast numbers of 
Catholic- from the .South. East, and West of Ireland, who 
are firmly determined to maintain the Union, and to win for 
Ireland her permanent and proper place in the British 
Empire an Empire largely von on manv a hard-fought 
field by the bravery of Irish soldiers, and often saved by 
Irish genius, and of which Empire as Irishmen we are justly 

Mr. Wigham put the resolution to the meeting, and 
declared it carried by acclamation. 

The EARL OF FIX<;AI.L. in returning thanks, said Mr. 
Chairman, my Lord Mayor, ladies and gentlemen, at this 
verv late hour of the evening, il I am to keep up to the 
reputation which you have given to me in that song you have 
sung of being "A jolly good fellow," I must merely thank 
you as shortly as I can for the vote of thanks which has been 
proposed, seconded, and passed to me : and I will make 
way for what is. and what I hope, trust, and believe ahvays 
will be, our National Anthem, " Cod save the Queen." 

The proceedings then concluded with the singing of 
the National Anthem, in which the whole audience 
joined with enthusiasm. 

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MALI, No. 2. 

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HALL No. -2. 

Chairman ItlR. THOMAS 1'i.r.VKKT CAIKXKS, .1.1'., 

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Owing to the large number of delegates attending 
the Convention, it was found necessary to improvise 
the second of the Leinstcr Hall buildings, in order 10 
afford the required accommodation. 

The meeting held in this Hall was erroneously 
described in the newspapers as an ' ; overflow " 
meeting. It was not so in reality. Every scat in it 
was allocated beforehand, the delegates being divided 
between the two Halls in the proportion of three- 
fifths in Hall No. I, and two-fifths in Hall Xo. 2. 

The following preliminary description is taken 
from the daily papers : 

The minor Hall was most appropriately decorated with 
flags, bunting, and mottoes. At the back of the platform 
was suspended the Union Jack, with the words ' Hod 
defend the Right " on one side, and '' Union is Strength '' 
on the other. All round the Hall ran a continuous line of 
flags, and at the back of the building stood out the motto, 
u Defence not Defiance," and the words "Industry, 
Prosperity, and Peace." The Hail looked exceeding well, 
and a remarkable scene was witnessed when at 6.45 p.m. 

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the doors were opened and an immense multitude of 
delegates poured into the annexe. Before many minutes 
the entire building was filled by an enthusiastic body of men 
for with the exception of one or two ladies who were 
-seated on the platform the meeting was entirely composed 
of men. Not a single particle of space was left unoccupied, 
rind even the platform was crowded to inconvenience. 
l>efo:e the opening of the proceedings the delegates occupied 
themselves by singing "God save the Queen" and other 
patriotic songs, and by cheering for the foremost champion 
of the Unionist cause. 

Amongst those present on the platform were 

The Earl de Montalt and the Ladies Maude, the Eirl of 
I) jnoughmore. Lord Crofton. Lord Casrletown, the Solicitor- 
General, Sir Richard .Martin. Hart. : Sir Edward Sullivan, 
Bart.; Messrs. T. P. Cairnes. J.I'.; G. V. Brooke, D.I..; 
|. Talbot-Power. D.I..; \V. E. C.tklbeck, J.P. ; < 'jlonel 
Donaldson; Mr. William Findlater, j p., D.I..; Rev. Dr. 
Evans; Mr. J. Malcolm Inglis, J.P. ; Mr. Maurice Djckrell. J.P. ; 
Sir Henry Cochrane, D.I,. : .Messrs. T. ( '. Frank?. \Y. G. ( 'o\. 
|. Forbes Maguire, E. J Phillip;, Thomas Pirn, un., J p.: \Y.n. 
Kenny, o ( . : Valentine Ball. D. I.. ; R. \\". Shekleton. <, c. ; Piers 
White, (j.c. ; Alex. Kennedy ; Alderman Robert Sexton, J.P. ; 
Sir John Hanks, M.D. ; Sir George Porter, B.irt.. D.I,. : M ". \Ym. 
Paisley, M r. Lloyd Yaughan, D.L. ; Hon. C. Trench: Messrs. 
G. Pollexfen. J.P. ; K. F. Brooke, \\'. J. Siewart : Captain E. 
Stewart, and Messis. E. II. Tallow, C. G. Tatlow. \\ . Roberts. 
J. G. Nu.ting, X. Hammond, Stephen Moore, D.I.. ; Percy La 
Touch e, D.L. 

Punctually at half-past seven o'clock, p.m - 
Mr. T. C'. FRANK-, President of the Incorporated Law 
Societv of Ireland, said Gentlemen. I cannot sa\ how 
pleased I am to see such a githering here this evening, and 
our only regret is that our space did not admit of double, 
.aye treble the numbers, so that the committee could have 
ace xnmodated some more of the numerous applicants for 

admission. The committee have done their utmost accord- 
ing to the space at their command, and with the most 
untiring energy have, I think, succeeded most satisfactorily 
in accommodating delegates from every part of the three 


provinces, and making it in every respect a most represen- 
tative meeting of all classes. Such a gathering as this shows. 
I think, that the representatives of unionism in this country 
are up and stirring, and, I trust, is a good augury that iu> 


individual efforts may be spared at the approaching election. 
It is not sufficient that a fe\v should exert themselves, but 
every man should do his own part at such a time as tin's, and 
every Unionist elector should record his vote at the coming 
election, and while I regret to say too much apathy lias been 
r>hown on our side in past elections. I sincerely trust there 
may be a;>ne in this. I have now. gentlemen, to propose 
that Mr. T. 1'lunket Cairnes do take the chair. 

The motion was briefly seconded by Alderman Sir 
Henry Cochrane, D.L. 

Mr. THOMAS PLTNKF.T CAIRNIX J.P..* Director and 
ex-(iovernor of the Bank of Ireland, Director of the fiivat 
Northern Railway, having taken the chair, said We are 
assembled here this evening on no ordinary occasion. We 
meet to discuss no ordinary political question. We are 
assembled at what must be regarded as a <.ri>is in the historv 
of our country, to express the opinion of loyal Unionists on 
the great constitutional question that transcends all others in 
its momentous importance to us Irishmen the question of 
the supremacy of the Imperial Parliament the maintenance 
of the Union- to record our solemn protest against Home 
Rule. Nor is this assembly an ordinarv political gathering 
taken at random from the public at large reflecting indis- 
tinctlv the passing opinion of the day. On the contrary, it 
is thoroughly representative, composed entirely of delegates 
selected for this very purpose by Unionist electors through- 
out the three southern provinces, representing every (lass 
and creed, and varied interest in the community, but all 
thoroughlv united in their unwavering attachment to the 
Union and their loyalty to the Crown. It is not unfitting 
that I should at the outset remind you of this that I should 
endeavour to impress on even' individual member ol this 
vast a'atheriiiLf the resnonsibilitv under which he is acting. 


But six years have elapsed since the country pronounced in 
a very decided way on this issue pronounced its fixed 
determination that the Union should be maintained. 
Everything that has since occurred has been calculated t ) 
deepen and confirm that determination ; and now that 

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this issue is once more to be raised, may we not reason- 
ably anticipate that the country will return the same 
verdict, and return it in a manner that will prove decisive 
and final? And now, in comparing the present political 


situation with that which existed when this issue was last 
raised, there are two points to which I would direct 
your attention first, that the issue to he decided remains- 
practically unchanged, and, second, that the relative posi- 
tion of the two parties concerned has become completely 
reversed. First, the issue remains practically unchanged 
No doubt there have been many changes in the form 
in which that issue has been stated from time to time, 
many widely different versions of what is to be understood 
by Home Rule ; but all these, however they may vary, 
have this objectionable feature in common, that they 
all propose to interfere with the supreme authority of the 
Imperial Parliament, all involve legislation that will weaken, 
if not break, the bond that unites this country to Great 
Britain. While the Parnellite section avow that they still 
demand all that was included in the bill of 1886, and some- 
thing more, the Federationists and Gladstonians try to make 
their demands appear as moderate as they can. They profess 
that they merely ask that " Irishmen should be allowed 
to manage Irish affairs " a very plausible phrase but when 
you come to define what it means, you find that "Irishmen'' 
means Irish Nationalists, to the exclusion of all who differ 
from them while Irish affairs include every question in which 
Irish Nationalists desire to meddle, no matter ho\v deep an 
interest Englishmen or Scotchmen may have in them too. 
They indeed show much ingenuity in disguising the real 
issue and confusing the question and in endeavouring t<> 
show that they contemplate no revolutionary measures ; but 
describe it as they will, and disguise it as they may, the 
question still involves the maintenance of the Union the 
supremacy of the Imperial Parliament. To parody the well- 
known lines of Moore 

They may twist, the\ may obscure the cause as they will, 

But the taint of disloyalty clings to it still 

disloyalty to the Constitution, closely allied with which is 


disloyalty to the Crown. I prefer to judge these gentlemen 
by their acts rather than their professions, and the manner 
in which they have received every measure introduced by 
the present Government for the benefit of this country shows 
conclusively that what they want is not free and equal laws, 
not liberal measures or local government, but to be placed in 
such a position that they can impose their will on all who 
differ from them. Secondly, while the issuj between us 
remains the same, the relative positions of the two parties 
has been completely reversed. In 1886 the Nationalist 
party presented an apparently united and unbroken front, 
highly organized, well disciplined, and acting with perfect 
unanimity under the control of one leading spirit, bound by 
a formal engagement to sit and act and vote together. We 
do not forget the weight Mr. Gladstone attached to the 
unanimous demand of 86 representatives : how he made it a 
pretext for recanting all his former opinions, proving false to 
nil the traditions of his previous career. Happily he can do 
so no longer. This apparent unanimity has proved to be 
unreal: this formidable phalanx has been broken up into 
innumerable sections, no two of which are agreed as to the 
nature or form of their demands, and which are animated 
with the bitterest hostility towards each other, while their 
Glatlstonian allies are obliged to take refuge' in the vaguest 
generalities, and to resist every attempt to elicit their real 
opinions. If we now turn to the Unionists, we shall see 
how completely their position, too, has been altered in an 
opposite direction. In 1886 the Unionist panv could hardly 
be said to exist. The Conservatives, stunned by the panic 
caused by Mr. Gladstone's sudden apostacy uncertain what 
course might be adopted by the other Liberal leaders, were 
thoroughly disheartened. Xo\v all this is changed. The 
Liberal Unionists, acting in a manner that cannot be too highly 
praised disregarded their personal interests, broke with their 
apostate leader, and adhered to their principles. A^six 


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years' experience has drawn the t\vo sections of the party 
closely together, inspired them with mutual confidence, and 
shown that they can act cordially together, and can pass 
measures of the first importance for the benefit of this country 
and of Great Britain in the face of the bitterest opposition. 
In short while one party has become disorganised and 
discredited torn into contending factions the other has 
become consolidated and strengthened, and shown that it 
can conduct most ably the affairs of this great Kmpire. Xow, 
to what conclusion do all these considerations point? If 
the issue at stake remains the same, and we are now better 
informed as to the nature and extent of the danger we have 
to face ; if the Nationalists have been disorganised and 
discredited; and have demonstrated by their own conduct 
their utter unfitness for the position they would assume ; if, on 
the other hand, the Unionist party, consolidated and 
strengthened, have shown that they can act together cordiallv, 
and that the government of Ireland by an Imperial Parliament 
is possible do not all these considerations point in one 
direction namely, in inducing us to support the present 
Government in encouraging us to persist with increased 
determination and increased confidence in our opposition to 
" Home Rule." And now I would say a word on the 
immediate object in view in holding this Convention. It has 
been held mainly to dispel misapprehension on two points 
ist. That the opposition to Home Rule is confined t:> 
Ulster: 2nd. That the landlords alone are concerned 
in it. The voice of this meeting, spontaneously assembled 
from every part of the three southern provinces, 
composed as it is of men of all creeds and classes and 
sections of the communitv. must remove such a misappre- 
hension from any reasonable mind. Let that voice be heard 
in clear ami decisive tones, and let it tell the English electorate 
that there is in the southern provinces, as well as Ulster, a 
body of loyal men. who, warmly sympathising with Ulster in 


this matter, have thoroughly made up their minds 0:1 this sub- 
ject, and are determined to make their voices heard. A declara- 
tion has, as you are aware, been drawn up, setting forth ia 
plain, sober, but most decisive terms what I may describe as 
the political creed of Unionists at this juncture. This will 
now be read and submitted for your adoption. It is not 
necessary that I should enter further into the doctrines it 
enunciates. They will be fully dealt with by succeeding 
speakers; but this, I would say, before I sit down, wkh all 
the emphasis in my power let us, acting under a sense of 
the responsibility imposed upon us at this time, give a clear 
and unanimous response in favour of this declaration. Let 
us say, without threat or menace, but with calm and fixed 
resolve, that we will oppose to the utmost of our power, by 
every constitutional, by every legitimate means, any measure 
of Home Rule, however plausible and however specious, 
that would impair in any degree the supreme authority of the 
Imperial Parliament, which we regard as the only adequate 
safeguard of our civil and religious liberty any measure, call 
it what you may, that would tend to weaken or loosen the 
bond that unites this country to Great Britain. 

Mr. W. G. Cox, Secretary, said they had received that 
afternoon up to a hundred, perhaps more than a hundred, 
telegrams of sympathy from Unionists in every part of Great 
Britain. It would almost take the time accorded to the 
whole meeting to read these messages, but they had received 
three letters that the Committee thought ought to be read. 
One was from the Duke of Devonshire, another was from 
Mr. Lecky, the historian, and the third was from Professor 

Mr. Cox then read the letters, the salient passages 
in which were loudly applauded by the audience.* 

* TUt tu'xt of the letters ir il toll-gram.-? ;uv given hi Appendices. 

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MR. MAURICE E. DOCKRELL. J.P., then read the 
"following Declaration : 

\\e, Irishmen, belonging to the three Southern Provinces, 
being of all creeds and classes, representing many separate 

inteiests, and sharing a common desire for the honour and 

welfare of our countiy. hereby declare our ur.s\ver\ ing allegiance 
to the Throne and Constituiion. and oar unalterable determina- 
tion to uphold the Legislative Union between Great Britain and 


We protest against the creation of a Parliament for Ireland, 
whether separate or subordinate. 

We protest against the creation of an Irish Executive, 
dependent for its existence upon the pleasure of an Irish 

MK. M.VL'UICK K I lOCKIi Kl I., J.I'. 

We do so upon the following grounds : 

Because any measure for the creation of a separate Irish 
Parliament, and a separate Irish Executive, would produce 

most dangerous social confusion, involving a disastrous conflict 
of interests and classes, and a serious risk of civil war. 

Because such a measure would endanger the commercial 
relations between Ireland and Great Britain, and would cause 
in Ireland widespread financial distrust, followed by a complete 
paralysis of enterprise. 

Because such a measure would imperil personal liberty, 
freedom of opinion, and the spirit of tolerance in Ireland. 

Because such a measure, instead of effecting a settlement, 
would inevitably pave the wa / for further efforts to\vards the 
complete separation of Ireland from Great Britain. 

Because no statutory limitations restricting the authority of 
an Irish Legislative Assembly, or the power of an Irish Executive, 
could piotect the freedom and the rights of minorities in the 
Provinces of Leinster, Munster, and Connaught. 

Because, while in the divided state of Irish Society, no party 
in Ireland can safely be entrusted with powers of Government 
over the other sections of the community, such a measure would 
hand over Ireland to the Government of a party which has 
proved itself unworthy of the exercise of power by its systematic 
defiance of the law, and disregard of the elementary principles 
of honesty, liberty, and justice. 

Because the Imperial Parliament is fully competent and 
willing to legislate for Ireland, to maintain justice and equality, 
and to promote, by wise enactments, the welfare of our country. 

Finally, regarding the question from a wider point of view 
than that which concerns alone the internal government of 
Ireland, highly prizing as we do the advantages we derive from 
our present Imperial position, and being justly ptoud of the 
place which Irishmen have long held amongst those to whom 
the Empire owes its prosperity and fame, having been faithful 
in our allegiance to our Sovereign, upholders of the Constitution, 
and obseivers of the law, we protest against any change that 
will deprive us of our Constitutional birthright, by which we 
stand on equal ground with Englishmen and Scotchmen, as 
subjects of our beloved Queen and as citizens of the British 

LORD CASTI.F:TO\VX of Upper Ossory moved the follow- 
ing resolution : 

" That this Convention hereby adopts the Declaration now 
read, and earnestly appeals to the Electors of the United 


Kingdom to give effect to its objects and policy by supporting 
with their votes the maintenance of the Legislative Union in its 
integrity, and the preservation to the people of Ireland of 
equality of rights and privileges with the people of England and 
of Scotland as fellow-citizen; of the United Kingdom." 

LORD CASTLETOWN said Fellow-countrymen, \vc are met 
here to-night at one of the most important meetings of our 
time, if not of any time in the history of this country. 
Delegates from every constituency throughout the three 
Southern provinces are in the t\vo great halls to-night. 
Men of all classes, men of all creeds, Roman Catholics, 
Presbyterians, Church of Ireland men. Nonconformists, 
all are iiere to-night. Men descended from all the 
nationalitcs which make up our Irish race are blended 
here to-night -Celt and Norman, Dane and Crom\vellian. 
Men whose forefathers fought bitterly in times gone by non- 
stand shoulder to shoulder for the great cause; but not only 
that, landlord and tenant, labourer and artisan, the merchant 
prince and the leaders of our literature and thought, ail are 
now united and determined in one cause, and one protest. 
The caiu'e is the cause of the Union, and we protest against 
the creation of a Parliament in Ireland, whether separate or 
subordinate, and against the creation of an Irish executive 
dependent for its existence upon tlie pleasure of an Irish 
Parliament. The great and stupendous meeting in Belfast 
has shown the United Kingdom the stuff of which our 
brethren in the North are made. We know that should the 
evil day arise they will stand >houlder to shoulder with us 
and we thank them for their sympathy, and we shall welcome 
their assistance. But. fellow-countrymen, our position is far 
more critical than theirs. We should, in the event of a I lome 
Rule Parliament being established, be absolute! v at the 
mercy of that Parliament and the executive connected with 
it. Ho'.v should we fare? We kno\v the measure that was 
meted out to those who resisted the Land League. We 
know the tyranny that is practised when Parnellite meets 
Anti-l'arnellite, or Ar.ti- Parnellite defeats Parnellite. I will 
not prophesy what might happen, I will not in this great and 
solemn assembly, say one word to hurt the feelings of those 
who differ from us, but I will call into prominence the 

reasons why we 'protest, and that shall bo our answer. 
There are three salient reasons in our Declaration. First, 
personal liberty will be endangered. Gentlemen, to my mind 
the first reason covers all personal liberty. Is there any 
land in which man is so free as in our United Kingdom? 
Ask the foreigner : ask the American. Our personal liberty 
is the very essence of freedom. I ask you, as nun from 
Leinster, Minister, and Connaught, what would be our 
liberty if a Parnellite or Anti-Parnellite Parliament were 
sitting in Dublin. Xay. more, if the Parliament were 
Anti-Parnellite what liberty would be given Parnellite or 
Unionist ? Now we are the free citi/ens of the greatest 
Empire of the world, then we should be the slaves of a 
sectarian oligarchy, or of a revolutionary conclave. Shall 
we accept this fate without a struggle ? I say we will not. 
Our brethren in Ulster are by our side, the Unionists of 
England and Scotland are with us ; and, if not at this 
election, victory in the long run is certain to be ours. 
Personal liberty to every man, be he Unionist, Parnellite, or 
Anti-Parnellite, will be secured. We will not tolerate 
dictation ; we want no ascendency, we ask for no undue 
power, but we will submit to no tyranny. Every Irishman is 
now a freeman, and by God's help we true Irishmen, sons of 
our beloved soil, will maintain that freedom inviolate. What 
is our second reason for this protest? We sav the Imperial 
Parliament is fully able and willing to legislate for the welfare 
of our country. For twenty long years Parliament has been 
doing all it can to ameliorate the condition of every class in 
this country, and to atone for the errors of the past, and 
what is the result ? Ireland is more prosperous, has made 
greater strides in prosperity, in proportion to her resources, 
than any portion of the United Kingdom, and if peace is 
maintained that prosperity will increase by leaps and 
bounds. The Imperial Parliament is our birthright, and 
it alone, unbiassed by faction, unmoved by sudJen tempests 

of i>opular emotion, can pass without mk those equal laws 
for all three nations to which we are entitled. I am astounded 
when I hear our opponents praising, urging the creation of 
a Parliament in College Green. Are Irishmen so degenerate 
that they dare not fight for Ireland's good in the councils of 
the Empire, but must seek some pettifogging assembly 
in which Parnellite may squabble with Anti-Parnellite over 
the water and gas rate of Skibbjreen. Are we not still the 
nation that sent into the arena of the Empire men like Burke, 
O'Connell, Wellington, Grattan, and all the great band of 
Irishmen who have made our name famous in the world? 
Fellow-countrymen, it is a disgrace to our nationhood that 
men should be found in Ireland so mean-spirited, so willingly 
factio:iist, as to surrender the proud birthright of our race 
equality with England and Scotland in tlvj forum of our Empire. 
Now for our third reason. This may seem a selfish one. We 
protest because such a measure would cau^e financial distrust, 
and endanger commercial relations. You who are here- 
to-night know this is true. Do our opponents realise it ? J 
speak to them. Do they know that the day a Home Rule 
Parliament is established in Dublin our financial credit would 
disappear? The great works now carried on by Imperial 
aid would close. Taxation would rise by leaps and 
bounds, everv stock and share would fall by 20, 30. 50 per 
cent. Merchants now employing hundreds of men would and 
must close their works. The great banks would cease to aid 
enterprise of any kind, and absolute financial paralysis would 
supervene. Do our opponents see this? Do they dare to 
face it ? Will not their dupes, the voters they have bribed 
bv insensate promise, rend them to pieces when the truth is 
known, when British credit is ours no longer, when labourers 
are starving in our streets, and no work is to be obtained, 
when Ulster has closed her ports, and the taxgatherer trom 
Dublin dare not set foot in Down or Antrim. "U e. I say, 
know and realise this awful ri>k. this terrible possibility. But 


the illiterate voter, the poor farmer, the ignorant labourer, 
hunted to the poll by Fenian emissary or parish priest, has 
no notion that his vote for Home Rule will deprive him not 
only of personal freedom, not only of his great imperial 
birthright, representation in the councils of the empire, but 
even of that financial assistance from the sister isle that \ve 
stand so deeply in need of, and that is due to us as atone- 
ment for years of suffering, and years of misgovernment. 
AVe are all Irishmen here to night. The very existence of 
our is at stake. Let me make one appeal to those who 
are not now on our side. Ulster has told them that the men 
of the North will hold the North against all comers, and they 
will do it. AVe will not speak in terms of defiance. \Ve 
wish to live at peace with our fellow-countrymen, opponents 
though they be. But we will ask them Why continue our 
beloved land as the battle-ground of part)- politicians? The 
Home Rule of the Fenian, the Home Rule of the anti- 
Parnellites shall not be. AVe will resist it to the last. The 
North will not tolerate it. The Unionists of Great Britain 
\vill not permit it. In Heaven's name condemn not or.r 
common land to dire sorrows and evils for the sake ot a 
sentimental chimera. If Irishmen would but stand together 
for the welfare of their land, there is no measure of relief we 
could not obtain. Which is the patriot's course? What 
should be the desire of the Nationalist? To free our land 
from sorrow, from turmoil, from agitation, from tumult. 1 
know, and they know, that victorv is with our side. Within 
a few short weeks the result will be known. Let us tell our 
opponents to-night, again, we want no ascendency ; we want 
n J tyranny over the minority ; we wi>h for equal laws, equal 
freedom, and equal birthright for all in our native land. A\ e 
will bury the hatchet if they choose, and stand shoulder to 
.shoulder to obtain any legislative changes that TMV benefit 
our land ; but if they will not have peace, if this crv for 
Home Rule is not a sentiment, but is, as I believe it to be, a 


deep-laid, vigorous conspiracy against our native land, 
against our Empire, then, I say, we are prepared for the 
fray, and we will fight on till they come at last and beg for 
reconciliation with their fellow-countrymen whom they have 
wronged. K.vry man in these halls to-night knows that he 
has right, frejdom, liberty on his side. He knows that the 
great Unionist party will never cease to battle till victory 
permanent and certain is secured. To every one of us is the 
deep trust confided to protect our land from slavery. Shall 
we shrink from our task, surrender our birthright? Shall we 
allow our countrymen, driven hither an 1 thither by the wind 
of agitation and faction, to imperil our freedom? Shall we 
hesitate because we may still have time of sorrow and gloom 
before us? I believe, I feel, the day is slowly dawning when 
Irishmen will once more be united, when those who now 
oppose us will realise that we have saved oin country from 
degradation, and when 'he long night of darkness i'i this 
land, lull as it has been for all of bitter memories, tears, and 
griefs, will pass away, and in Moore's glorious words 

Krin, thy silent tear never shall cease, 
Etin, thy languid smile ne'er shall increase, 

Till, like the rainbow's li^ht, 

Thy various tints unite, 

And form, in Heaven's sight, 

One arch of peace. 

Mr. J. MALCOLM IKCJ.IS, J.P.. Commissioner of National 
Education in Ireland, Secretary Liberal Union of Ireland, 
in seconding the resolution, said -Mr. Chairman, I had the 
pleasure of being present at the Ulster Convention in Belfast 
last "week, and it was a truly grand and impressive ceremony, 
calculated. I believe, to produce a profound impression on 
the people of England and Scotland. The delegates conven- 
tion, which numbered about 12,330 persons, was representa- 
tive of even- portion of the province of Ulster, and every 


-speaker and every resolution gave evidence of steady, 
determined purpose ; while the mass meeting in the Botanic 
Gardens, numbering over ico,ooo persons, was even more 
enthusiastic, and not less determined. And yet I am not at 

MI;. .1. J:A:.COLM, .1.1-. 

all sure that our meeting here to-night, expressing as" it doe? 
the views ot the three southern provinces, will not have even a 
greater effect on the minds, and. I trust, on the votes of the 
.British electorate. The strength of the 1'lster position con- 


stitutes its weakness, while our weakness constitutes our 
strength, in an appeal to the British elector. Ulster is so 
strong, so resolute, so bold, that the British elector may feel 
that she is able to take care of herself, and so may vote for 
Home Rule with a light heart, believing that Ulster can 
protect her own interests. But we in the three southern 
provinces claim the consideration of the British elector 0:1 
the very ground of our weakness. We are a small minority, 
not concentrated, like the Unionists of the North, in o:ie 
province, but scattered amongst a large hostile majority over 
the three provinces. We make no pretence of being able to 
hold our own, or to oppose resistance, either active or 
passive, to the edicts of a Home Rule Parliament, 
should such be constituted, and therefore we appeal to 
the strength of Britain to protect us in our weakness, 
and I do not believe we shall appeal in vain. How 
is it that the English and Scotch people, ay, and a large section 
of the Irish people, have arrived at such a mistaken estimate 
of the effect of Home Rule ? Simplv because they have 
ignored experience, and have been willing to accept instead 
pleasant but utterly misleading theories. The Irish peasant 
has been told that he will have his land for nothing, and that 
in some unexplained way peace and plenty will prevail every- 
where, while poverty and discontent will disappear : and. in 
fact, he has been promised the advent of a millennium, where 
he will have very little work to do. and a very big income f >r 
doing it. I need scarcely say that this theory is opposed to 
all experience. The most that wise legislation can do, is to 
give free scope for a man's effort, and secure him the fruits of 
such effort; but result is always proportioned to effort, and 
no legislation, no Home Rule, can make individuals or 


nations prosperous. The secret of success in anv under- 
taking is the capacity for hard work, and the leaders who 
tell Irishmen that Ireland can be made prosperous and con- 
tented without hard work are either fools or knaves, or both. 

Then the same theory is preached to Englishmen and Scotch- 
men by political leaders there. There is no attempt to 
explain how the result is to be brought about. Ireland, at 
present poor and discontented, is to be made prosperous and 
contented, and all the existing discordant elements are to be 
made harmonious by the mere granting of Home Rule. The 
lion and the lamb are to lie down together, and all is to be 
peace. Well, in nature the lion and the lamb sometimes do lie 
down together, but then the lamb is generally found lying 
inside the lion. Then, no doubt, there is peace, but of a 
kind which we would raiher not experience. Xow, as 
opposed to this theory, what are the teachings of experience ? 
We all remember the state of the country at the time of the 
introduction of Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule Bill. Was the 
result of the introduction of that bill to bring about prosperity, 
peace, and content? Just the reverse. Trade and com- 
merce were paralysed, capital was withdrawn in all directions, 
every class of Irish security became greatly depressed, while 
doubt, distrust, and dread brooded over all. If this was so 
commercially, were things any better socially? Not a whit. 
F.ven we in Dublin had some experience of those awful 
times, but mild, indeed, as compared with the experiences of 
many of you delegates from the South and West. The 
boycotting, the moonlighting, the cattle maiming, with the 
occasional murder, just to show what was in reserve. These 
things must have made the life of many one continued 
nightmare, afraid to go to bed at night, lest before morning 
the moonlighter or midnight assassin might have paid his 
dreaded visit : and afraid to go out in the morning lest day- 
light should reveal some horrible mutilation of the poor, 
dumb, helpless creatures belonging to you. I said dumb 
creatures, but I believe that as the blood of Abel cried to 
heaven for vengeance of old, so surely will the blood of 
these inoffensive creatures be required at the hands of those 
who were guilty of these horrid dexd-i. Then look at the 


tyranny practised by Irishmen upon their fellow-Irishmen. 
lalk of coercion. Yes: there was coercion of the most 
awful type practised in Ireland, but not by the Saxon, not bv 
the Imperial Parliament: but, as already stated, by Irishman 
upon his fello.v-Irishman. and especially on those of his o\vn 
class. Against them all the engines of tyranny were put in 
force. No man dared to have an opinion of his o\vn. or he 
must take the conse<juences : no man dare be honest if his 
neighbours decided to be dishonest; no man dare pay his 
rent if his neighbours decided to join the ' Plan : " no man 
dare favour the Union if his neighbours favoured I lome Rule. 
All this was the direct product of the teaching of the Nation- 
alist political leaders. It was they who designed the Land 
League and the National League, bovcotting. and the Plan 
of Campaign. It was thev who addressed meetings all 
over the country in favour of these illegal combinations: it 
was thev who inflamed the minds of the people, preventing 
arrangements with landlords, and preventing the pco^k 
from settling down to honest industrv : and. if they did not 
advocate moooli'-rhting. and cattle manning, and murder, 
they certainly did not denounce these crime.-? as hone-i men 
ought to have done. No. s:r. there is no chance of our 
puuing aside all the teachings of experience and accepting 
instead the delusive theories of the Home Rulers. \Ve are 
burnt children who dread the fire. \Ve see that our safety 
con>i>i> in the maintenance of the Ikiti-h connection an 1 in 
the continued supremacv of the Imperial Parliament. The 
experience of the past -ix years lias fully proved the capacity 
and the willingness ot the Imperial Parliament t<> legi-late 
wiselv and Well for us. Under a stead}' administration of the 
law the country has prospered amazingly, confidence 
has been restored, trade and commerce have flourished, the 
values of all Irish securities havL advanced, peace and order 
reign, bo\cotting. moonlighting, and outrage have ceased, and 
the country is being governed under the operation of the 

ordinary la\v. We know all this, bu; what we have got to do is 
to impress it on the minds and cons ;iences of the British elec- 
torate. Mr. Gladstone's policy of Home Rule was a policy of 
despair, based on the assumption of the inability of the Im- 
perial Parliament to govern Ireland. Its ability has been 
amply proved by the Unionist Government for the past six 
years ; so there is no excuse for reverting to the policy of 
despair. An extraordinary combination of circumstances 
seemed to make Home Rule possible in 1886. It was 
necessary that Ireland should demand it with apparent 
unanimity, and, owing to the marvellous power and 
ability of Mr. Parnell this apparent unanimity was 
secured. Then it was necessary that a British statesman of 
sufficient weight and authority to carry the electorate with 
him, should be found, willing to turn his back on his own 
previous convictions and on the entire previous policy of the 
Imperial Parliament. Such a statesman was found, to his 
eternal disgrace, in Mr. Gladstone, and but for the decisive 
stand taken by a section of the Liberal Party, now known as 
Liberal Unionists ; the Home Rule plan would have been 
consummated, and we would have had an Irish Parliament 
sitting in College Green. But the great master mind which 
kept the Irish Pnrty together is no more, and the voice of 
'" United Ireland " is a thing of the past. How many 
parties there are now, and which of them "voices the 
aspirations of the Irish Nation, " we may leave to Mr. 
Gladstone to determine. Then, Mr. Gladstone's influence is 
distinctly on the wane. The Unionist Government have 
been too successful in their treatment of Ireland, in spite of 
all the efforts of the patriots and of the Opposition, to make 
its government impossible ; and Mr. Gladstone has been so 
reticent as to his plan, that many even of his own friends and 
supporters are beginning to be doubtful whether he has any 
plan at all. And now, sir, what is our position to-night on this 
great question? Many centuries ago a King of Israel, for his 


own selfish political ends, wishing to detach Israel from Judah, 
and fearing the effect on the people of their going up to 
Jerusalem to worship, made golden calves which he set up 
locally in two of the cities of Israel, and then made proclama- 
tion Jo the people "It is too much for you to go up to 
Jerusalem. B jhold thy gods, ( ) Israel ! '' And so in our day a 
great political leader, for his own selfish political ends, pro- 
poses to sever our connection with the Parliament of (ireat 
Britain, and to give us instead a local Parliament composed of 
the class cf people I have been describing, and then pointing 
triumphantly to the Parliament of his creation, he would prc- 
claim, ''It is too much for you to go up to London. Behold 
thy rulers, O Ireland ! " What shall we answer him, and what 
shall we ask the people of Kngland and of Scotland to answer 
him? One word and only one i; Never.'' The people of 
Israel acted on the advice of King Jeroboam, with conse- 
quences disastrous to both kingdoms. We shall not act on 
the advice of the modern Jeroboam. Mr. Gladstone. He has 
nothing to offer us. As citi/ens of the United Kingdom of 
Great Britain and Ireland, we have all that we de-ire. The 
cry u Ireland a nation" possesses no charms tor us. We 
can be good Irishmen, and yet be citi/ens of an Empire, 
the greatest Empire the world has ever seen, an Empire with 
a glorious past, a splendid present, and a boundless future. 
Why should we circumscribe our destinies within the narrou 
limits of ' Ireland a nation.'' Xo, gentlemen, let us abate 
no jot or tittle of our great inheritance. Let us claim all the 
privileges of our 1 irthright, and let us from this Convention 
appeal solemnly to our fellow-citi/ens in England, in Scot- 
land, and in Wales, without distinction ot creed or class or 
party, to assist us in maintaining the rights which we share in 
common with them, as free-born citi/ens of the United 
Kingdom of ('.real Britain and Ireland, one and indivisible. 
I have much pleasure in seconding the adoption of the 

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Mr. J. FORBES MAGUIRE (Cork) supported the motion. 
He said As the honoured delegate and mouthpiece of the 
Unionists of Cork City, it is my duty and my privilege to say 
at this meeting, on their behalf, that they object to, and 

MR. .1. KOKHKS MA<;i IKK. 

protest against, the granting of Home Rule to Ireland, just 
as strongly and as emphatically as the 'prentice bovs of 
Derry or the hardy citi/ens of Belfast, and \ve trust \ve shall 
not be considered over presumptuous if \ve say that we, \vho 


enjoy the very distinguished and exceptional privilege of 
being residents of " Rebel Cork,'' ought to know as much 
about Home Rule, and ought to bj able to form as sound 
an opinion concerning it, as any of the " fools and rogues " 
of Midlothian, not excluding therefrom the father and 
premier member of that ilk himself. We are here to say we 
do not want Home Rule. Our reasons for saying so 
which it is quite reasonable we should be asked to give 
are, the facts of the past regarding Home Rule which we 
know, and the facts of the future regarding it which \\cfe\ir, 
and we think we have very good reason to believe that our 
fears for the future are just as well founded, and as fully 
justified, as the facts of the past are unmistakable and 
eloquent. We in Cork City can still ' Remember Mitc'iels- 
town,'' which is in Cork County, and we have seen in recent 
years no reason whatever for altering our opinion and con- 
viction that the party which has all along been clamouring 
and agitating for Home Rule is still the parly which is 
' marching through rapine to the dismemberment of the 
Empire.'' Judging the future of the Home Rule movement. 
and the Home Rule movers, by our experience in past years, 
when the law of the land was paralysed, we have no hesita- 
tion in saying that the true and proper description and 
designation of Home Rule and its apostles can onlv be 
correctly given under a triple-headed "big, big ])" 
Disgustingly Despotic-, Disgracefully Dishonest, and Diaboli- 
cally Destructive. Surely the whole country has been 
furnished during recent years with, abundant and overwhelm- 
in"' proof of the correctness of this definition, vet it mi^ht 

o i - O 

not be out of place, and \ hope it will be excusable, if I 
should, in addition to the great weight of general proof 
which has been given of the correctness of this description and 
definition of Home Rule, briefly refer to a few purely local 
facts, facts wh'ch we in Cork have experienced during the 
progress of this agitation, and which, perhaps, may not be 

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known outside that city. The local organ of Unionism, 
loyalty and constitutionalism in Cork is a paper called the 
Cork Constitution. This paper has from the first very 
strongly resisted, and unflinchingly exposed the policy and 
performances of the Home Rule party. Seven years ago 
mark the time it was almost impossible to obtain a single 
copy of that paper from any newsvendor, either in the streets 
of Cork, or in any newsvendors' shops ; with one exception 
they Avere everyone afraid to sell the paper, and afraid to let 
it be known that they had anything at all to do with it. 
There was one man, however, who had the courage to sell 
the paper in the streets. He was a cripple a poor, 
unfortunate, deformed creature. I suppose he thought this 
deformity would be his protection, but in this he was 
mistaken, for he was brutally assaulted and seriously injured 
in the streets, and had to abandon his avocation. To-day 
that same paper, conducted on the same lines exactly, is 
sold broadcast all over Cork, both by the newsvendors in the 
streets and in the shops, and more than that, many of those 
shopkeepers who sell the paper have over their doors and 
windows prominent posters informing all whom it may 
concern that the Cork Constitution can be had within. Look 
on that picUire and on this the latter the result of six years 
of wise and firm government. We therefore say it is dis- 
gustingly despotic. Again, some years ago, one of the most 
prominent and best known advocates and champions of 
Home Rule in Cork, whose name would be recognised by 
many here if I were to mention it, was negotiating and 
arranging for the purchase of a farm under Lord Ashbjurne's 
Act, and at the very same time he was going about our 
county denouncing the Act, and trying to prevent the people 
availing of its terms, and what was the meaning of this ? 
While denouncing this Act all over the county, and tr) ing 
to frustrate its operations, he was trying to purchase under 
it himself. Either he believed that Act to be the real 

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message of peace and prosperity to Ireland, or he was con- 
soling hinvself with the expectation that when his own 
darling Home Rule Parliament should come into power and 
possession in College Green it would immediately proceed to 
release all its faithful sons and supporters from the discharge 
of their just obligations, and the fulfilment of their contracts, 
and all the more so if their debts happened to be due to an 
Imperial Exchequer. We say, therefore, that it is disgrace- 
fully dishonest. Again, seven years ago I am stating simple 
hard facts which do not require argument the very state- 
ment of them is their proof seven years ago, to my personal 
knowledge, several of the richest and most useful residents 
in our vicinity were actually making their preparations, and 
had to a large extent completed them, for removing their 
residences, families, properties, and businesses, either to the 
neighbourhood of Belfast or across the water to England. 
This they would have done the moment Mr. Gladstone's. 
Home Rule Bill was passed. But. thank God. it was nut 
passed : and, furthermore, they believed it never would be 
passed. Now, every intelligent person knows, and even- 
honest person will admit, that these few facts are only small 
samples of what was taking place at that time, and for many 
years, throughout the length and breadth of the land : and 
yet, unparalleled audacitv. in the face of these facts, and in 
spite of our experience throughout these recent twelve or 
thirteen years, we are still asked to exchange our present 
position of guaranteed security and prosperity for a position 
of guaranteed disturbance and disaster. We do not object 
in any of the relations or departments of life to a fair and 
equitable exchange with our fellow-men, but we do most 
emphatically object to any act of barter which shall leave a 
heavy and permanent balance on the debit side of our 
account, and, therefore, we do object to exchange our 
membership of, and identity with, the greatest and grandest 
empire that the sun of heaven has ever shone upon, for 

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national vagrancy, national vagabondism, and ultimately 
national nonentity. We do object to exchange the telescopic- 
clearness and force and reliability of statesmen like Lord 
Salisbury and Mr. Balfour, for the dishonest and imbecile- 
delusions and deceptions of the Grand Old Parliamentary 
Kaleidoscope. We do object to exchange the protection of 
one of the grandest and most magnificent protective forces 
in the universe, namely, the Royal Irish Constabulary, for 
the tender mercies of the Transatlantic dynamitard, the 
Continental Nihilist, and the indigenous, maurauding Moon- 
lighter. We do object to exchange Imperial taxation by a 
representative assembly, for local confiscation by a rebel 
rabble, and we do object to exchange and barter our glorious 
heritage and birthright of civil and religious liberty under the 
British Constitution, for a degrading and enslaving mess of 
Irish-American pottage, and we will not take the dose. 
Therefore, shoulder to shoulder with our brethren of Ulster, 
we shall continue to resist the granting of Home Rule to 
Ireland, and we shall continue to use every legitimate means 
within our reach to prevent it, and frustrate it, unto our very 
lives' end, so help us God. 

Mr. K. J. PlliLUi'.s, of Caslv.;l Mr. Chairman, ladies, 
and gentlemen, after the able speeches you have heard 
to-night I have little to say; but having personal experience 
of what the loyal minority of the South of Ireland may 
expect if Home Rule be granted, or an Irish Parliament 
ever sit in Dublin, I would like to say a few words. Gentle- 
men, for no earthly reason, but that I refused to give up my 
home, to forfeit my improvements, value for ^1,200, and 
thus assist, as they foolishly thought, in the ruin of Mr. 
Smith-Barry, my landlord a gentleman whom every honest 
man should be proud to honour for the noble stand which he 
made to put down tyranny and robbery, anj in defence of 
law and order for this I was rigidlv boycotted for eighteen 

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months, and that through the advice and by the assistance 
of some Irish members of Parliament, the very men who we 
are now asked to submit to be governed by. I say never, 

and the wish of my heart is that Mr. Gladstone should ex- 
perience for some few months what he calls exclusive dealing. 
Perhaps when he saw his children lying ill, and the chemist 
refusing medicine, one of his household lying dead, and the 
undertaker refusing a coffin going to his rest at night, or 


what ought to be his rest, with a revolver beneath his head, 
expecting to be awoke by the crack of the Moonlighter's 
rifle or the glare of the fire of the incendiary then I 
imagine he would say this dealing was rather too exclusive. 
I ask you, gentlemen, are these the men to govern any 
country men who encouraged atrocities a Ne\v Zealander 
would be ashamed of or to have the disbursements of our 
hard-earned money to scatter to the winds, as they did their 
thousands over that ridiculous fiasco, New Tipperary ? The 
Loyalists of the South are few in comparison to our brothers 
of the North, but, let me tell you, not one step behind in 
love for their Queen and for a United Kingdom ; but 
knowing they will never desert us, enables us to join the 
coming struggle with hearts full of hope in the future, 
always remembering for the success of Unionism we must all 
be united ; and I trust that every man of you when leaving 
this hall to-night will bear in mind that in the coming fight 
there are but two sides -no middle course union and 
separation, and the man who gets the chance of recording 
his vote for the. former, and fails to do so, runs the terrible 
risk of being looked upon as a supporter of the latter in the 
future. For my own county I can speak. If a Unionist 
candidate is put forward, we will show such a record that 
for once in a way we can borrow the watchword or war cry 
of our opponents, and. say, il Well done, gallant Tipperary.'' 

The chairman then put the resolution, which passed 
amidst loud cheers. 

The following gentlemen, forming a portion of the 
deputation from the Ulster Convention, were then 
introduced The Worshipful the Mayor of Deny, 
Mr, W. J. Hurst, J.P., and Mr. Frank Johnston. The 
deputation was received with great enthusiasm. 


The Worshipful the Mayor of Deny, (Dr. MACCUI.I.AGH), 
who was received with loud applause, said I feel very 
highly honoured at being the medium of presenting to 
you the resolution which was passed at our Convention 


in Belfast last week, expressing the sympathy of the 
Unionists in Ulster with you, our Loyalist and Unionist 
fellow-countrymen in the other three provinces, who 
have met here to express, as we have already done, your 

fixed determination n2vcr to submit to Home Rule a rule 
which \ve all feel assured would prove fatal to those privileges 
and liberties which we enjoy under the British Constitution. 
We do not forget that your perils are identical with ours, nay, 
that they are greater, and it is to prove this, if any such proof 
were needed, that we have been deputed to represent our 
Ulster brethren at this great Convention, and I echo no idle 
sentiment when I say that the minds and hearts of hundreds 
of thousands of Ulstermen are with you this evening, and I 
should be indeed neglectful of my duty if I did not convey to 
you a special message of sympathy and encouragement from 
the Unionist citizens of that city of which I have the honour 
to be chief magistrate, our old and historic city of Derrv. 
Now that the Loyalists and Unionists not only of Ulster, but, 
as evidenced by this great and monster demonstration of the 
whole of Ireland, have, sinking all minor differences of creed 
and party, made common cause against a great overshadow- 
ing danger, and have pledged themselves to resist by everv 
means in their power any scheme which would deprive them 
of their rights as British subjects. Surely we can appeal with 
confidence to the British electorate in the coming struggle 

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not to jeopardise our prosperity and liberty, but allow us still 
to remain an integral part of that great Empire on which the 
suns never sets, to remain, in the words of the Poet Laureate 
k> One with Britain, heart and soul, one life, one Hag, one 
fleet, one throne." I have much pleasure in handing you 
this resolution, and in again assuring you that we in I'lster 
consider your interests as identical with our own, and though 
this resolution has been sent you by those who have been 
designated as "rogues and fools," we venture to hope that it 
will be none the less acceptable. 

Dr. MacCullagh then read the following resolution of the 
Ulster Convention : 

" That we extend to our brother Unionists 
in the other provinces of Ireland the assurance 


of our profound sympathy, recognizing their 
position as even more critical than our own, 
and declare our determination to make 
common cause with them in resisting any 
attempt to deprive them of the liberty 
and security which they now enjoy under 
the Union with Great Britain." 

Mr. W. J. HURST. J.P., County Down, who was warmly 
received, said I am heart and mind with every word of the 
resolution of sympathy with the Unionists of the South and 
West of Ireland. As an Ulsterman I have the profoundest 
sympathy with and admiration of every member of those 
minorities scattered over the other three provinces. It is 
easy for Ulstermen to maintain and proclaim their prin- 
ciples numbers and strength embolden the most timid; 
but manfully to hold aloft the standard of Unionism in Cork 
or Kerry, in Waterford or Dublin or Clare, demands men of 
mettle ; and that such are not wanting this great meeting 
proves. I believe Dr. Kane spoke the mind of Ulster when 
in moving this resolution at the Belfast Convention he said 
" It is possible to write the word Ulster too large in this 
controversy, and the proposal to have one Parliament in 
London and one in Dublin is no more foolish or treasonable 
than the proposal that there should be one in London, one 
in Dublin, and one in Belfast/' I endorse fully the eloquent 
words of your Archbishop on this subject in his sermon last 
Sunday in Belfast. I say we should be guilty of the most 
arrant cowardice and folly, and the most dishonourable 
betrayal of our countrymen, if we deserted our brethren of 
the South and West, and I solemnly declare on my own 
behalf, antl, I think. I may say on behalf of almost every 
Ulster Unionist, that if any attempt were made to buy up our 
opposition by either proposing to give Ulster a separate 


Parliament or retaining her under the present British Parlia- 
ment \ve in Ulster would elect to fight the question out at 
the polls, or in case of an Irish Parliament being established, 
fight it out in the \vay indicated by the resolutions of the 
Belfast Convention, rather than secure, as might be thought, 
our o\vn safety by any such dastardly compromise. 
No, sir, on this point we will keep in line with 
English and Scotch Unionists. Th^ir opposition to the 
Nationalist proposals is, no doubt, greatly stimulated by 
sympathy with their fellow-countrymen in Ulster, as our 
Ulster opposition is stimulated by our sympathy with you ; 
but, sir, statesmen like the Duke of Devonshire, Lord 
Salisbury, Mr. Balfour, or Mr. Chamberlain know well that 
if every man and woman in Ireland demanded a statutory 
Parliament such as the Nationalists claim, the duty they owe 
to the Imperial interest and necessities, the dire effects all 
over that Empire in which the sun never sets, of such a base 
surrender to crime, outrage, and foreign gold would compel 
them to refuse it. Sir, the men of Ulster are Imperialist in 
every fibre of their nature, not holding Imperialism as 
merely a sentiment, though it is a glorious sentiment, but as 
merchants, as manufacturers, as workingmen, who send the 
products of our brain and our manual skill to every clime, 
we recognise the fact that trade foMo\vs the Union Jack, and 
that our very existence, as well as tlu civili/ation of vast 
continents demand the maintenance of the Empire in the 
good old spirit of no surrender, and therefore demand 
the maintenance of the Legislative Union. Men of 
Leinster, Munster, and Connaught, brave defenders of our 
outposts, when you return to those who sent you tell them 
Ulster will stand or fall with them. (The entire audience 
rose and cheered this sentiment again and again.) 
Tell them we will secure a common safetv or meet a 
common danger. Tell them we have a plan of campaign, 
and that while our hopes are higher than ever as to the 

favourable results of the general election, yet that if it 
come to the worst the most determined and the least 
excitable people in Ireland have decided to "leave" 
nn Irish Parliament '' severely alone.' 5 and if necessary 
to resist its decrees and demands by every legitimate 
method, and '" legitimate " is a word of wide meaning 
to the sons of 1688. Sir, the elections will, we trust, relegate 
the leaders of this conspiracy to their natural obscurity. The 
people will a'.vake from the horrible dream of the last ten or 
twelve years, and, freed from the despotism of boycotting, 
their old generous instincts will have free play. Then, as 
true united Irishmen, we must and will all unite to make our 
country happy and prosperous under the rule of the old 
Parliament and Constitution we love so well. 

MR. FRANK JOHNSTON (Belfast), said My lords and 
gentlemen, the Unionists of the North have done me the 
honour of sending me as one of the deputation here to-day 
from the great Belfast Convention, and I now extend to you, 
the picked Unionists of the South and West of Ireland, the 
assurance of our profound sympathy, and our fixed deter- 
mination to make common cause with you in resisting the 
attempt to impose a Home Rule Parliament upon this 
country. It is now rather late in the dav to a>k how the 
I- nitecl Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland became 
connected. The work is done, and the bond must now be 
regarded as permanent. In sending her representatives to 
the British Parliament and making the force ot her votes 
felt in the Legislature of the United Kingdom. Ireland has 
for years proved that she forms an integral portion ot the 
United Empire. Our Ulster Convention was held so that 
we might convince our fellow-countrymen in England and 
Scotland that we would never submit to the Home Rule 
Government of an Irish Parliament, and we sent forth a 
solemn voice of warning and entreatv of warning that the 


enforcement of such an act would not bring peace to Ireland 
but disgrace, ruin, and a swo:d ; of entreaty, so that they 
might not make us the victims o r such an unparalleled piece 
of treachery, destroy the peace and security that are now 



enjoyed throughout the length and breadth of the country, 
and do a grievous wrong to the Unionists scattered throughout 
Ireland, whose only offence is their loyalty to the Throne 
and their pride in being an integral portion of such a glorious 

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nation. We have no hostile feeling towards our Roman 
Catholic fellow-countrymen. God forbid. We claim for 
them the same civil and religious liberty that we claim for 
ourselves. In Ireland we have three millions and a half of 
Roman Catholics to one million and a quarter of Protestants. 
Jt is, therefore, evident that Roman Catholic influence 
would predominate in an Irish Parliament. Will the Roman 
Catholic clergy control that influence, or will any large 
portion of the Roman Catholic laity act independent of their 
clergy many of whom have taught their people to regard 
fraud as a virtue, embezzlement as patriotism, shame as 
honour ? They have put darkness for light, e\ il for good, 
perverted the conscience, and drugged the reason of more 
than one half of the population. Gentlemen, we are 
threatened with Home Rule, with the ascendency of dis- 
loyalty, of disloyalty to the Queen, to the Imperial 
Parliament, to the glorious Empire of Great Britain, under 
whose aegis the Unionists of Ireland have found security for 
their lives, their civil liberties, and the free exercise of their 
religious worship. Men of the South and West, is thi> 
protection to be allowed quietly to slip away from us? 
Shall we hold it with heartless apathy, or shall we insanely 
surrender it in lieu of the promised protection of the 
McCarthys, the Tanners, the He.ilys, the O'Briens, or even 
the immortal Sexton men who hate us simply because we 
are lo\al to the Throne. These men. who control Mr. 
Gladstone now. would be the leading spirits of the Dublin 
Parliament ; and we cannot forget the many acs of cruelty 
on men and women, the reign of oppression and dishonesty, 
which spread like a pestilence or plague, keeping whole 
counties in a state of turmoil and terror, and the>e member- 
never uttered a word of protest against it. But the voice of 
England was raised against it. and order was restored bvthe 

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enforcement of the Imperial law, administered from the 
hands of Mr. Balfour. Fellow-countrymen, as a represeri- 

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tative of 11,879 picked Loyalists of every creed, class, and 
party throughout Ulster, I say the Northerns will stand 
shoulder to shoulder with you in resisting the establishing of 
a Home Rule Government. How can we do otherwise 
without being haunted, as by a ghastly spectre, with the 
memory of our fathers, to whom their birthright as British 
citixens was dearer even than life, and who, to hand down 
this birthright to us, actually surrendered their lives? How 
can we do otherwise and look in the face of our God, who 
has given us our liberties, and who would have us guard 
them as a most precious heritage and sacred trust ? How 
can we do otherwise when we believe that the only cure for 
Ireland's woes is for us to remain as we have been, loyal 
subjects, with our civil and religious liberties protected 

The flag that braved a thousand years 
The battle and the breeze. 

The Right Hon. DAVID PLUNKET, M.P.,* who was 
received with loud applause, said he had no right to claim 
their attention even for a few moments, for he had said his 
say in the other hall, where he imagined from the cheering 
they heard from it they might suppose they had a very good 
time of it. There was, however, one reason why he wished 
to say a word to them. He was the bearer of a message 
from his colleague in the representation of Dublin University 
he meant the Attorney -General for Ireland, who for years 
past of struggle in Parliament had done such yeoman's ser- 
vice for Mr. Balfour's administration. It was a source of 
great disappointment and sorrow to him (the Attorney- 
General) that he was not able to avail himself of the invitation 
they gave him to be in this hall that night and address them. 
He (Mr. Plunket) was happy to arrive at the moment when 
they were hearing that interesting speech from the delegate 

* A Portrait of Mr. Plunket will be found on Pa.uc 87. 


from Belfast. He did not believe that there had ever been 
a more extraordinary event in political history than that 
marvellous demonstration in Belfast. It had struck the 
imagination and the conscience of the English people. That 
Convention in Belfast was also the beginning of a bond 
between the Unionists of all parts of this country and Eng- 
land. They would join from one end of the country to the 
other for the purpose of safeguarding the glorious cause 
which they came there that night to support. He dared say 
that they had learned from the papers the terrible stress to 
which the leaders of the Separatist party had been reduced 
in reference to that Convention. They first said it was a 
bigoted and bloodthirsty affair, and for encouraging which 
Lord Salisbury should be hanged, drawn, and quartered. 
Now that it was held they said they had made a mistake 
they said it was quiet and tame. They went further and 
said it was a big meeting, but that it was a got-up thing 
that it was an affair of political fireworks manufactured in 
London. But the attacks now being made on that Conven- 
tion would recoil on the heads of those who uttered them. 
That Convention was one of the noblest and most spon- 
taneous expressions of feeling ever known in any part of the 
Three Kingdoms. Who were those Separatist leaders who 
were so very nice and punctilious about making political 
capital? They were led by a statesman who in 188:5 
implored the electors of the Three Kingdoms to give him a 
majority that his followers might not be obliged to coquette 
with the Irish part}' ; but the moment that Irish party was 
elected, consisting of 85 representatives, led by a capable 
leader, he at once surrendered to them. In what position 
were they now ? Either they had not a settled plan at all 
and they were beguiling the English electors with their 
words, or else it was of such a plan of disastrous kind that 
they dare not lay it openly before the public. But these 
demonstrations could not be ignored because they were the 


serious outcome of a serious feeling ; for if Home Rule were 
carried it would mean a serious danger to the prosperity of 
the glorious Province of Lister, and for them they could 
realise what it would mean, seeing how the body of men who 
were working for Home Rule had dealt with each other, and 
so they could judge how they would deal with them. This 
act of surrender, this proposal of granting a Home Rule 
Parliament, was at the present moment as unnecessary and 
wanton as it was wicked. Whatever might be said of the 
necessity for the English Government granting Home Rule 
in 1886, the real danger of the time was gone by. How was 
it Mr. Parnell achieved his power? He had hooked on the 
flagging agitation for Home Rule to the land agitation, 
and so he had obtained his power in Ireland. But now 
the land agitation had been laid an Irish tenant could get 
fixity of tenure or become the owner of his farm under recent 
legislation. The land agitation need have no further terrors 
for the Imperial Parliament, but Mr. Parnell had acquired 
his influence in America when he flung the green banner on 
the wind and said he would set no limits to the nation's 
march and absolute independence. Mr. Parnell and his 
power had passed away, and so soon as the majority of his 
followers abandoned his tottering fortunes and made terms 
with the English Radical party the flow of dollars from 
America, which had been the real source of their power, 
dried up. Therefore he said there was no excuse on the 
ground of any alleged State necessity for yielding to the 
pressure of the Home Rule party. The only formidable 
element that remained was its power of offering the bribe of 
eighty or ninety votes to a minister in the House of Com- 
mons. The general election would be upon them in a feu- 
days. There were not many seats in those southern pro- 
vinces that the Unionists might hope to win, but there were 
some that they could win, and if there was any man there 
who had influence in such constituencies he would solemnly 


urge him to put forth his utmost effort and bring as many 
votes as lie could to the side of the Unionist candidate. 


From a 


Mr. ~\YII.UAM FJNDLATKI;, D.L., said I have been 
requested by Mr. Wigham, the hon. secretary of the Dublin 
Chamber of Commerce, \vho is engaged in the other hall, to 
read on his behalf a resolution of the Council of that body 
which I hold in my hand. 

The resolution read as follows : 

" That the Hon. Sec. be authorised to attend the Conven- 
tion to be held on the 23rd inst. , and to put before the Con- 
vention the views of the Chamber of Commerce on the 
question of the maintenance of the Union as affecting the 
trade and commerce of this country, such views having 
been expressed repeatedly in the annual reports which have 
been adopted by the Chamber, and to state that the 
Council continues to hold these views. 

As one of the Council who took a part in passing it I have 
much pleasure in submitting it to this great meeting, which 
I feel assured will appreciate its importance, coming as it 
does from a non-political body which thoroughly under- 
stands and represents the trading and commercial interests 
of this great community. I may mention the resolution 
only reiterates the opinion so often expressed by the 
Chamber, that any measure calculated to weaken the union 
between Great Britain and Ireland would be productive of 
consequences most disastrous to the trading and com- 
mercial interests of both countries. This opinion, I trust, 
the Chamber will ever continue to entertain and express. 

Mr. THOMAS PIM, jun., J.P., in moving the following 
resolution : 

"That we hereby heartily thank the Unionists of Ulster 
for sending a deputation to this Convention to convey to 
us the expression of their sympathy and the assurance of 
their determination to make common cause with the three 
Southern Provinces in resisting the attempt to impose a 
Home Rule Parliament on Ireland," 

said The duty laid upon me at this great Convention 
of being permitted in your name to convey to our 
brethren in Ulster our warm tribute of thanks for sending 
us the deputation which they have clone to assure us of 
the bonds of sympathy which unite us together, is a 

responsibility which I deeply feel. In the name of this great 
representative gathering from all parts of Southern and 
Western Ireland, I desire to say to Ulster in your name, \ve 
are one with you, we protest as strongly as you do against 

the proposal to rob us of our birthright, to take from us our 
position as joint heirs with England and Scotland and Wales 
ofthepo\ver of the Imperial Parliament; we refuse, with 
Ulster, to be placed under a subordinate Parliament, 

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because a subordinate Parliament is an indignity which is 
hateful on account of its inferiority ; and a co-ordinate 
Parliament, although it means nominal equality, is a simple 
impossibility, and would lead to a demand for separation. 
With Ulster, therefore, we protest against any separation 
from the Imperial Parliament. This Convention, which no 
ingenuity of the Opposition leaders can term a meeting of 
either landlords or Tories, but a meeting of all religions and 
all interests, protest with all the strength of its character 
against any constitutional change which will separate us 
from the Imperial Parliament, or place us in any different 
position to\vards the Imperial Government than either 
England or Scotland. We thank our brethren in Ulster 
for their sympathy and noble determination, and we 
can only say to them that in this matter they and we are one 
people. And now that I have a very few minutes, let ITU 
address myself to the objects of this great Convention. This 
is no manufactured meeting got up by wire-pullers or party 
managers. No, it is the corning together of representatives, 
almost spontaneously, but of course with system and deter- 
mination, from the East, West, and South of our native land, 
and we have come together for one common object at a crisis 
which we feel to be the most serious in the life of this 
generation of Irishmen. We have come to protest against an 
act which, put it in any way you like, must end in the 
.severance of national feeling, common interest, and united 
law between Great Britain and Ireland. I am well aware that 
many Englishmen think otherwise. I do not wish to say 
hard words of them, but they are actuated by various 
feelings, and each of the many parties which now constitute 
the Gladstonian army have their own particular way of 
looking at the matter. Mr. Labouchere and his cynical 
followers of the extreme Radical school don't care two straws 
for either Loyalists or Nationalists in Ireland ; he simply 
wants to get rid of the whole lot, and if he could succeed in 

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this Ireland might "stew in her own juice" for the rest of 
time for all that he or his many followers would care. Then, 
there is another set of philanthropic Radicals who represent 
the Nonconformist conscience, and who are perfectly 
ignorant of Ireland, but who listen with open ears for every 
lying story about the iniquities of the Government of this 
country, in whose eyes Mr. Balfour is the personification of 
everything that is cruel and wicked ; who believe that our 
judges are all partisans, and that the Loyalists are only so 
because they are " actuated," as stated by Mr. John Morley, 
k by the bad spirit of ascendency.'' Good heavens! to 
accuse us of the spirit of ascendency, when many of us have 
been fighting against that spirit all our lives, and have been 
doing what little lay in our power to help our country 
forward, and to promote equal rights and personal liberty for 
all. And then there is the front bench of the Opposition, 
who are straining every nerve and making every promise that 
a diversified party consider they require to get back into 
power. Mr. Gladstone has at last honestly and straightly 
said that he now only lives as a politician for Home Rule. Hut 
to gain that end he studies the Nonconformist conscience, 
and he encourages his lieutenants to hold out baits to his 
believing followers even wilder and more tempting than are 
contained in that great volume called "The Newcastle Pro- 
gramme." Brother Unionists from Southern and Western 
Ireland, this is what we have to face; these are the parties 
we have to fight. These form the party and are the men who 
wish to drive us out of our rightful position in the Imperial 
Parliament. They care not for us ; our votes are too few. 
Mr. Gladstone says he did not call us "rogues and fools." 
He only applied the epithet to those who may resist his 
party's Imperial will, but there are many modes of resistance ; 
and as all the Unionists in Ireland will passively resist, 
we are, therefore, all included in his anathemas. Of one 
thing he may be sure, that the Unionists of Ireland will 

never willingly consent to pay into the Exchequer of Great 
Britain a large sum per annum without representation, and 
he may be equally assured that the million and a half of 
Loyalists will be England's bitterest opponents should the 
party falsely calling itself Liberal attempt any such iniquity 
I say, therefore, we are the rogues and fools of Mr. 
Gladstone. We are the " despicable minority '' of ray Lord 
Spencer. We are the butts of the elephantine sneers of Sir 
William Vernon Harcourt. We are the men to whom Mr. 
John Morley puts the question, (t Of what is Ulster afraid ? '' 
I will tell him of what we are afraid, for we are all one 
with Ulster. We are afraid that in order to carry out the 
sudden whim of a past great man, which now, in his old 
age, he has magnified into a sort of fanatic belief that the 
Gladstonian party will break up a great and glorious Empire, 
which, in the century now closing, we Irishmen have helped 
in no small degree to build up and strengthen. We are 
afraid of being robbed of our birthright as a. part of this 


mother country; we are not only afraid, but we know that 
a subordinate Parliament would never work, because an 
inferior Parliament is a degradation to which we could not 
submit. We are afraid that we should have no longer power 
to watch our many interests in the army, navy. Civil Service 
in India, and in our Colonies ; we are afraid that the Parlia- 
ment in Westminster would be deaf to our fair requirements, 
and that if it suited their interests they could ruin our trade, 
exactly as they did before, when we had a subordinate 
Parliament of our own. No ; a subordinate Parliament in 
these days, when we are so intimately connected by trade, 
by common interest, and by kinship, can never succeed ; 
and, therefore, if we must be thrust out fiom the Imperial 
Parliament, let it be complete. Let it be separation. Put 
in the history of the world was such an act ever heard of? 
We who have given to England a Wellington, a W olseley, a 
Roberts, Lords Lawrence. Mayo, and Dufferin, Purke, 


Sheridan, and Goldsmith ; we, some of whose sons have 
carried her and our flag over land and sea, and wrapped 
their loved colours round their breast on many a blood -red 
field, are now the " despicable minority " for which the 
Gladstonians have nothing but sneers. Brother Irishmen, 
we will not have it. A political crime of such magnitude can 
never be carried out. We live in peace and kindly good-will 
amongst our countrymen ; we blame them not for their views ; 
we ask them to respect ours : we feel sure they have not 
realised the terrible injury this country will sustain by 
separation from Great Britain ; we feel sure that if it was 
accomplished that in time they would find out that it was a 
sad political error. Mr. Gladstone, who is now their friend, 
cannot live long. Will they be treated in the same kindly 
way by those who may succeed him ? Mr. Gladstone has 
appealed several times to the Northern Presbyterians, asking 
them how it is that they, some of whose forefathers were 
rebels against the Crown, are not now with him in his 
endeavour again to separate the two countries. The answer 
is " We have learned by experience during the century that 
a United Parliament is better, and we stand by it." Is there 
any argument so strong against Mr. Gladstone ? And may 
it not be that before another century has well commenced 
that those who are now loudest in demanding separation will 
be succeeded by descendants who will believe in unity? 
Brother Unionists, afcer this Convention is over, let us go 
back to our several districts more determined than ever to 
fight the battle of the Union. Any voter who lets either his 
pleasure or his convenience come between him and his duty, 
is a traitor to the cause in this hour of trial, and he is 
unworthy of his citizenship. I have now only to remind you 
that it is because we love our dear land that we are here 
to-night, so let us unite in one solemn protest against its 
being degraded by a subordinate Parliament. Let North 
and South shake hands in one common, determination to 

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utterly refuse Home Rule, and in doing so we are surely 
actuated by the truest love of our native land. We can say 
with all the warmth of patriots " God save Ireland." Save 
her from separation, and keep her united under the flag we 
love, the Parliament we stand by, and the Sovereign we 
acknowledge as our honoured Queen. 

REV. H. EVANS, D.D., Methodist Minister, Dublin, Commis- 
sioner of National Education, said We are met here in this 
great Convention on an occasion of momentous importance, 
not only to the Unionists of Ireland whom we represent, but 
of momentous importance to our fellow-countrymen who 
have had the misfortune to be misled by the selfish traffickers 
in politics, whose baleful trade has so long been a curse to 
this country. For, did those who blindly clamour for what 
is called Home Rule only consider what loss of credit, loss 
of capital, loss of security, loss of open liberty, and equal, 
fair opportunity, must inevitably follow from separation from 
the powerful and wealthy country of Great Britain, they 
would see that the cause we are met to night to promote is 
their cause, and the advantages we seek to retain are their 
advantages, as really as they are ours. And not only is this 
occasion of such high importance to the people of Ireland 
it is of no less importance to the rest of the Empire. The 
maintenance of the Union of Ireland with England is the 
maintenance of the United Kingdom in unshorn glory and 
invincible strength, whereas the day that sees the setting up of 
a separate Legislature in Ireland, and a separate Govern- 
ment will be the beginning of troubles and misfortunes to the 
Empire at large of which no one can predict the progress or 
the widespread mischief. The delegates from Leinster, 
Munster, and Connaught do not meet here in a selfish spirit. 
They neither ask nor want any exceptional advantage ; nor 
do they entertain any feelings of antipathy or ill-will 
towards any part of their fellow-countrymen. What we want 

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for ourselves we want for all, and that is equal security and 
equal liberty. For these objects Ulster struggles in common 
with ourselves. Consequently the resolution which has been 
sent to this meeting from the magnificent Convention held 
last week in Belfast, tendering the sympathy of Ulster with 


the Unionists of the other three provinces, and pledging us 
their support, is received by this Convention with cordial 
appreciation and fraternal gratitude. To-day Xortli and 
South join hands in Dublin. Our cause is one ; our interests 


arc one ; our perils are one. We are heirs of the same 
birthright of liberty. We are blessed alike by the benignity 
of the same Imperial Constitution and we should be damaged 
in common by any severance of our relations to Great 
Britain. The system of government under which Ulster has 
prospered is alike favourable to our prosperity. The moral, 
industrial, and commercial welfare of Ireland throughout all 
the provinces depends on the same causes, and these causes 
are dependent for their beneficial operation on the stable, 
equal, continuous administration of one United Kingdom, 
which embraces and safeguards all classes alike. We are 
grateful to the Ulster Unionists for making common cause 
with us, the Unionists of the South and West. Henceforth 
we stand or fall together, in one citizenship, under one 
Constitution, one Legislature, one sceptre. We thank our 
Ulster brethren for their unselfishness. Their circumstances 
possess advantages which we do not have. They are 
near enough in neighbourhood to succour each other. 
Their numbers enable them to secure representation on 
civic boards, juries, and other local councils. They can 
use their common power for common advantage ; but to 
our regret and loss, the Unionists of the other provinces are 
not thus able to afford each other effective help. They are 
too widely scattered to influence the administration of 
boards generally or to sway elections. It is therefore of 
the utmost importance that there should be a real alliance 
between the Unionists of North anil South. For the common 
good we this day make common cause. Henceforth 
we speak with one voice, stand side by side for mutual 
defence, and, being of one mind as to the ruin which a 
severance of the Union with (ire at Britain would entail on 
our native land, we unite in declaring our abhorrence of the 
insane policy called Home Rule. From east, west, north, 
and south, we proclaim with one voice that we do not want 
Home Rule, will not have Home Rule, nor anything called 


by whatever name it may be, which \vould partake of the 
nature of a separate Legislature or a separate Government. 
Six years ago such a policy was formulated in a bill. The 
shadow of that measure fell on our capital, our industries, 
our trade and commerce, like the drifting east wind on the 
life of spring. Depreciation came over property like a fatal 
blight. Credit fell, confidence weakened, industry halted, 
universal fear prevailed. The sad experiences through which 
this country has gone then and since afford bitter proofs of 
the calamity which, being exiled from the Imperial Consti- 
tution, must inevitably bring us. Men of all classes, of all 
callings, and of all creeds, have anxiously considered what 
kind of legislature, what kind of government, what kind of 
administration we should have under a Parliament elected 
by the suffrages and under the auspices of leaguers, 
moonlighters, and boycotters, and have marvelled beyond 
expression that anybody in his senses could suppose it 
possible to be other than a source of misery to our distracted 
country. The more we look at separation the more we 
dislike it. Our knowledge of men, our observations of party 
aims and methods, our very instincts tell us that in a divided 
population such as unhappily obtains in this countrv, to set 
one party in supreme authority over the rest, would be to 
imperil society and provoke civil war. It would be as 
though in a party of four authority were given to three to 
bind the one, and plunder his substance at will. And yet 
this is what Mr. Gladstone calls "Justice to Ireland.' Mis 
justice to Ireland is simply a proposal to put powers into 
the hands of the thriftless, the disaffected, and the anti- English 
to bring into subjection to their avaricious designs and racial 
animosities, the industrious, law-abiding, and loyal minority, 
and to do this by every instrument of administration, as well 
as by their enacted law. Speaking a^ I do on tin's occasion, 
more especially as one who. if in England, would be called 
a Nonconformist, it mav be allowed me to voice the 

convictions of Nonconformists, and utter a protest in their 
name against being exiled from the citizenship of the United 
Kingdom, and forced to become against our heart and 
mind and conscience the subjects of an authority 
created by the suffrages of moonlighters, boycotters. 
and Fenians. Under the law of the United Kingdom 
we are content with such security for person, property, home, 
and altar, as are enjoyed by all our fellow-subjects without 
distinction ; but we shrink with dire apprehension from the 
proposal to cut us off from this country and doom us instead 
to put up witn such substitutes as must be expected from the 
rule of Anarchists and Campaigners. \Ye refuse to have our 
civil and religious liberties, our educational interests, our 
social and moral concerns, placed at the mercy of a hostile 
majority, who have threatened in advance to use the bench 
of justice and the baton of the policeman to force upon us 
their odious will instead of the guarantees of British juris- 
prudence. The principles of Nonconformists and the 
principles of so-called Nationalists are diametrically opposed, 
and I freely and deliberately say that every English 
Nonconformist who votes against the Unionist Government 
votes to set up in Ireland all his people have struggled from 
generation to generation to put down in England. Six years 
ago the Conference of the Methodist Church in Ireland 
deemed it necessary for the information of their brethren in 
England to make a public declaration against the policy of 
Home Rule. Since then the subject has been in everv one's 
mind, has been debated on thousands of platforms, and 
discussed in innumerable pamphlets and articles. '\Ye have 
considered all that has been said by the friends of separation, 
and have had our eyes and ears open to all that lias been 
transpiring around us, with the result that we are more firmly 
convinced than ever that Home Rule, or any approximation 
to it. would be fatal to much and prejudicial to all that we 
regard as essential to the welfare of our native countrv. And 

in pursuance of lliis conviction the Methodist Conference 
now in session in Belfast renews and re-affirms with stronger 
emphasis than ever its protest against a divided Parliament. 
In a recent speech Mr. Gladstone has had the temerity to 
question the authenticity of an address which was signed by 
well-nigh all the non-Episcopal ministers of Ireland. My 
friend. Dr. Ball of London, has chastised Mr. Gladstone's 
rashness by publishing in the Times a full list of the 
signatures, and I may now add that I have in my possession 
the written reasons of the very few who did not sign, and of 
these only two or three withheld their names on account 
of difference of opinion from that address. Some of those 
that hesitated then do not hesitate now. and some of them 
have been among the strongest opponents of Home Rule in 
the recent demonstrations which have been made. I have- 
great pleasure in seconding the resolution in reply to the 
deputation from Belfast. I have, in conclusion, the pleasure 
of informing you that at an important Conference which is 
now being held at Belfast in connection with the denomination 
to which I have the honour to belong, resolutions against 
Home Rule were to-day, after a vigorous debate, passed by 
193 to 11. Similar resolutions were passed in 1886. but 
the majority then was 137 56 fewer than it is now. The 
minority then was 22, whereas the minority to-day has gone 
down to ii. 

The resolution was put to the meeting and passed 

THK MAYOR OF DF.RRY said 1 thank you sincerely for 
the manner in which you have passed this resolution. A 
higher honour could not have been given to us than the 
manner in which you have received us this evening. We 
expected a reception such as the men of the South and 
West could give, but our imaginations could not at all reach 


the height at which to place the cordiality of the reception 
you have accorded us. On behalf of those in Ulster 
assembled in Convention at Belfast, I thank you for the way 
you have received us, and I will again assure you that Ulster 
is not fighting for herself. Ulster is determined to have no 
separation ; she is determined to stand by the rest of Ireland. 
We want to remain with the rest of Ireland, and we will do 
our best to prevent that scheme of Mr. Gladstone's, which 
has never been disclosed, his scheme of Home Rule from 
being carried out. 

MR. WILLIAM KENNY, Q.C., Unionist candidate for 
Stephen's Green Division of Dublin, was received with cheers 
on rising to move a vote of thanks to the chairman. He 
said I beg to move that Mr. Cairnes do leave the chair, 
and that it be taken by Sir Richard Martin. 

Sir Richard Martin, Bart.,* having taken the second 

Mr. WILLIAM KENNY, continued 1 have much pleasure 
in proposing that the thanks of this great Convention be 
offered to Mr. Cairnes for his presidency this evening. No more 
representative man in this community could have presided 
over this meeting. Mr. Cairnes is a gentleman whose position 
in the world of commerce is so well assured and so widely 
recognised that it would be mere waste of language for me 
to dilate upon it. In great and broad-minded benevolence 
he has few to compete with him. He has filled a position 
which, perhaps, more than any other has enabled him to form 
a true and just estimate of the condition and requirements 
of this country that of Governor of the Bank of Ireland. 
This is not the first time that Mr. Cairnes has taken his stand 
on a Unionist platform. In 1887.011 the occasion of the 
great Hartington-Goschen demonstration in this Hall. Mr. 
Cairnes, then, as now, showed by his presence that he. in 

* A Portrait of Sir Richard Martin appears en page 197. 

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common with almost every man who had a stake in the 
country, protested against a social revolution which he 
believed would be attended with disaster to the best interests 
of Ireland. Gentlemen, this is a solemn and impressive 

meeting over which Mr. Cairnes has presided. No threats 
of any sort have been uttered at it. Warnings may have 
been given of what we believe to be the unquestionable 
results of any attempt by any future administration to force 

a measure of Home Rule upon this country, but the language 
of to-night has been temperate, weighty, and dignified. 
Gentlemen, it is a deplorable thing to find a great statesman, 
such as Mr. Gladstone was, now in the decline of life, when 
his intellectual faculties are not so vigorous as they were, 
endeavouring to tamper with the act of Union which, during 
his long previous career, he had justified in speech after 
speech. May I remind you of Mr. Gladstone's opinion of 
the Union in the year 1856. He then said (referring to Mr. 

I5ut the hurricane of the French Revolution swept over the 
face of Europe, and drew him into a war, which again postponed 
for a quarter of a century all attempts at legislative progress, 
with the splendid but isolated exceptions of the union with lie- 
land, and the abolition of the slave trade. 

That was the deliberately formed opinion of a then mature 
statesman. Can we trust to the change which has come 
over him when an all-mastering desire for power has obscured 
his sense of justice to the law-abiding people of Ireland, and 
has dulled his appreciation of the duty which lies upon 
the Privy Councillor of the Queen to safeguard every 
section of her subjects. The men who have come here to- 
night men like Mr. Cairnes and Sir Richard Martin men 
who have filled high and trusted positions in this country who 
have been always actuated by a sense of duty towards their 
fellow-countrymen, protest with all their power against any 
weakening of the Legislative Union of 1800. 

MR. GKORC.K POI.I.KXFEN, J.P., (Sligo) said that he 
seconded the motion as one of 600 delegates from 
Connaught, and but for the want of room, they could have 
sent four times that number of delegates. As Mr. Cairnes 
had stated, this was no party movement, in the sense that it 
belonged to one section of the community, that it was not 

composed exclusively of landlords or tenant farmers, or of 
professional or business men. The members of the 
wage-paying and wage-earning classes were in it, and as a 
business man and connected with one of the most considerable 


manufacturing industries in the West of Ireland he, the 
speaker, claimed the right to thank their chairman, Mr. 
Cairnes, on behalf of those business men. Mr. Cairnes had 
filled many most important and useful positions both 


private and public, and as a financier he was in the first 
rank in the country, but never before did he fill an office so 
eminently useful to his country as by presiding over this 
great meeting. There was one lesson that he and his brother 


F,Y.m a P/iofo.jnij'7'J L J>'y Cl 

delegates would take home with them, and that was that 
Ulster would stand or fall with them. When they saw men like 
Mr. Cairnes, Sir Richard Martin, Mr. Pirn, Mr. Inglis, and 


all the other gentlemen connected in the metropolis, and in 
the country, coming there to oppose the granting of a 
separate Parliament that appeared to be attempted for the 
purpose of putting an old man gone wrong into office, 
or if not for that, then for the purpose of pleasing disaffected 
people in Ireland. When they saw men like these coming 
there to oppose such a proposal it formed the strongest 
argument against it. From the way in which the message for 
Ulster had been conveyed, and the responsive manner in 
which it was received, he thought that the effect which it 
would produce in the country would be very great indeed. 

Sir Richard Martin, in putting the motion, said he was 
satisfied that there was not a gentleman in Ireland who 
took a greater interest in the prosperity of the country, and 
in the prosperity of every class in the country, than 
Mr. Cairnes. 

The vote of thanks was carried with the greatest 

MR. T. P. CAIRXF.S, in reply, said Notwithstanding the 
compliment of Mr. Kenny. I think a word of explanation is 
due from me as to the reason why one who, so far from 
being a prominent politician, really takes no part in political 
movements, should have been selected for so prominent a 
position as I have held to-night. The explanation is ;\ 
simple one. T belong to the class ot sober minded business 
men, whose opinions on this subject have hardly been 
spoken out as fully as it ought to have been. It has been 
Wj much the custom to leave the Northerns to fight our 
battle, instead of going forward and making known our own 
sentiments. I feel that this is no ordinary question, that it 
is no party question or political question. It is a question 
which calls on everyone to come forward and speak. It is 
a question which goes direct to the very roots of the 


Constitution, that touches every interest of the country. It 
is a question not of reform, but of revolution. The 
chairman of a meeting has great privileges. He has the last 
word. And that will be do not let this movement, which has 
been originated so ably this evening, die of inanition. Let us 
use this organization to bring Loyalists and Unionists together, 
.and thus they will really learn their strength, and the strength 
that proceeds from union. 

The entire meeting then sang the National Anthem, 
and the proceedings concluded with vigorous cheers 
for Mr. Balfour, Lord Salisbury,, and the Duke of 







June 22?id, 1892. 

I regret that old engagements, which I cannot postpone, to 
address meetings in England to-day and Friday, prevent my 
attendance at the great gathering of delegates from the three 
Southern Provinces, which is to assemble at Dublin to-morrow. 

There can be no doubt as to the immense impression which 
has been produced by the remarkable demonstration of Ulster 
Unionists which took place last week, but its effect would have 
been incomplete in the absence of any proof that their opinions 
on the subject of the Union are shared by large numbers of 
their fellow-countrymen in the other provinces. I understand 
that the delegates who will assemble to-morrow will be repre- 
sentative of men of all creeds and classes who are opposed to 
the Repeal of the Legislative Union, and that they will be 
entitled to speak in the name of a great majority of those on 
whom the commerce and industrial enterprise of Ireland 
depends. No one who has the prosperity of Ireland at heart 
can be indifferent to the judgment deliberately formed and 

temperately expressed of the representatives of those classes> 
and I hope that the proceedings of to-morrow will induce many 
in this country to give a more full and calm consideration to 
the great Irish interests which are involved in the result of the 
approaching general election than they have hitherto done. 

I remain, yours sincerely, 


The Secretary to the Committee of 
Unionist Demonstration. 


sent the following telegram : 

"I cannot refrain from offering my hearty congratulations to 
all my friends assembled at the Dublin Convention, and to 
assure them that we in the North will never desert the rest of 


I .ON DI )X. June 20th, 1892. 

I regret it will not be in my power to be present at the 
Convention of Unionists of the three Southern Provinces, to be 
held in Dublin on the 2jrd inst, a-nd over which I am glad to 
see >ou are to preside. 

I thoroughly endorse every word of the three resolutions 
which it is intended to propose, for they declare our unswerving 
allegiance to the Throne, our unalterable determination to 


uphold the Legislative Union between Great Britain and 
Ireland. They protest against a Parliament for Ireland, 
whether separate or subordinate, and against the creation of 
an Irish Executive, dependent for its existence upon the pleasure 
of an Irish Parliament. 

I cannot add to the force of these words, which fully embody 
my views on the Home Rule Question. 

Yours very sincerely, 




loth June, 1892. 

Broken health will, I grieve to say, prevent me from attending 
the meeting of the Dublin Convention on the 23rd. The 
Convention was a happy thought. Wanting it, the loyalism of 
Ireland, and the opposition to Mr. Gladstone's Irish policy, 
might be supposed to be confined to Ulster. I know Ireland 
well, and still remember the noble congregations (chiefly 
Methodist) with which in early clays I mingled in the South 
Throughout the island, and more particularly along its eastern 
fringe, are to be found individuals, families, and communities 
whose civic virtue would bear comparison with those of any 
other people on the face of the earth. The law-abiding, loyal, 
but out-numbered ones almost wholly Protestant whom Mr. 
Gladstone would hand over to the tender mercies of their 
hereditary foes, will be worthily represented by the Convention. 
To no priesthood ought to be conceded the supremacy at which 

the Roman Catholic Hierarchy in. Ireland aim, and which, in 
elections and other matters, they already exercise. Gladstonian 
priests describe me as an i: Ulster Orangeman." Were this true I 
should accept the designation with pride. The term Orangeman 
is, for the time being, the most forcible antithesis to the term 
"traitor." But I am a Leinster man born on the banks of the 
beautiful Barrow, nearly sixty miles south of Dublin. I have been 
an Orangeman. Indeed my desire throughout life has been to 
soften those sectarian animosities which after a lull of consider- 
able duration the evil genius of Mr. Gladstone has so effectually 
revived. That the Separatists are taken aback by the attitude 
of Ulster is not surprising. For when Mr. Gladstone and that 
arch-doctrinaire, Mr. John Morley (who, it is alleged, first planted 
the microbe of repeal in the brain of his venerable friend), 
launched the first Home Rule scheme, they forgot that there was 
any Ulster at all. With the same fatal ignorance they now mis- 
interpret the attitude of Ulster. Of Mr. Morley 1 would speak 
more in sorrow than in anger. of us who once knew him 
as a man of elevated mind, and regarded him with a feeling 
warmer than friendship, now mournfully behold him degraded 
to the level of the professional politician. In an amicable 
moment I once offered to accompany Mr. Gladstone to Ulster, 
and to make him acquainted with the land of " rogues and fools." 
As an illustration of the roguery and foolery I proposed to take 
him through the City of Belfast. I ventured to invite him to pay 
a visit to the famous Ulster Hall, where he might tell the people 
his Home Rule story, and allow me afterwards to tell them mine. 
Had he come, and had he opened his eyes, he would never have 
ventured on his atrocious insult to the men of the North. For 
this he has already begun to eat humble pie a process 
which practice renders easy to him. More than four 
years ago I had the privilege of conversing with Mr. John 
Bright, whose letters at the time were so many nails in the 

coffin of Home Rule. He* confined himself, he told me, to 
writing letters lest in the heat of speaking he should rend his 
old chief to pieces. We dwelt on the appalling wickedness of 
Mr. Gladstone's Irish policy, and on the bloodshed which, if 
successful, it would inevitably cause. At the close of our con- 
versation he said, firmly and fervently, " it must never be." No 
trace of personal hostility can mingle with my feelings towards 
Mr. Gladstone. At a time when my physicians predicted that 
a few hours would finish my career on earth, his warm and 
generous sympathy was abundantly shown. Would that his 
course were one that I could follow and applaud. 15ut fealty to 
him would be treason to something indefinitely higher. In 
1890, when I visited Belfast, the kite Sir Edward Cowan, Lord 
Lieutenant of the County Antrim, said to me with a sigh 
i( Up to 1886 Mr. Gladstone was our idol we worshipped him 
until his treachery almost broke our hearts.'' This was the 
sentiment of every man who is now a Liberal Unionist in 
Ulster ; and these are the men whom Mr. Gladstone and his 
flippant son think fit to insult and revile. These are the men 
who, with their brother Unionists now confront him like a 
granite cliff. I have no doubt as to the power of that cliff to 
repel and roll back any wave which Mr. Gladstone dares urge 
against it. The first loyalist blood shed in Ulster for the sake 
of Messrs. Walsh, Croke, and Healy would rouse in this country 
a feeling which would sweep his Irish policy to perdition. And 
now for a practical winding up. I occupy no post ; I receive 
no wages ; I enjoy no pension, but a money driblet comes to 
me occasionally from a more precarious source. Some time 
ago I received from ir.y publishers the sum of ^103 ~s. ~,d. in 
payment for two little books of mine. This seasonable windfall 
I have divided into two parts, one of which, 5 ~s. ^cl., I keep 
for myself; the other, 100, I send to you. May your efforts 
Aid the warning of Lord Sa'isbury in averting the catastrophe 


which must follow Mr. Gladstone's return to power. My heart's 
desire would be to see Protestants and Catholics living together 
in amity, as they might, and would do, were it not for pestilent 
agitators, with a political priesthood at their back. If Mr. 
Gladstone had rendered such peace impossible, then I can only 
say that I would spend something far more precious than money 
in defending the rights of Irish loyalists, and the integrity of 
this glorious empire. 

Yours very faithfully, 

Sir Thomas Butler, Bart., 
Chairman of the Irish Unionist Alliance. 


June iS///, 1892. 


I regret that I shall not be able to be present at your meeting, 
but I desire to express my full sympathy with its object. Xo 
Government of our time has, in my opinion, so amply earned 
the confidence of the nation as the Unionist Government which 
is about to appeal to the verdict of the constituencies. In 
six years it has raised Ireland from a condition of dis- 
graceful anarchy to prosperity and peace. It has laid in a 
greatly increased diffusion of the ownership of land the best 
foundation for a permanently improved social condition. It has 
done more than any of its predecessors to open out the resources 
and alleviate the wretchedness of the poverty-stricken districts 

of the West. It has at the same time conducted the foreign 
affairs of the nation with eminent dignity and success, restored 
to its old efficiency the navy, which had been shamefully 
neglected, administered the finances with a skill which even its 
enemies have been obliged to acknowledge, and carried in spite 
of much persistent obstruction a long list of domestic measures 
of capital importance. It has been emphatically an Administra- 
tion of honest men, and it has rested upon an alliance which is 
one of the most disinterested as well as one of the most successful 
in English history. But the chief of all its merits is that it has 
defeated a great crime and averted a great calamity. When the 
glamour of party rhetoric shall have passed away, history will 
have little difficulty in estimating the character of an English 
statesman who, for the purpose of winning a majority, deliberately 
attempted to place the Government of an integral part of the 
Empire in the hands of men whom he had himself denounced 
in the strongest language as both dishonest and disloyal. After 
the overwhelming evidence collected by the Parnell Com- 
missioners, and after the sentence of the judges, it is impossible 
for any candid man to doubt that the Parnell he movement was 
essentially a treasonable conspiracy, promoting its ends by 
calculated fraud, violence, and lawlessness, by an amount of 
cruelty and oppression seldom equalled in modern times, by 
constant and systematic appeals to the worst passions of the 
Irish people. No respectable Government ever was or ever 
will be founded on such methods. Any attempt to place such 
men at the head of Irish affairs would in my opinion only 
lead to widespread anarchy and ruin, very possibly to civil 
war and separation. 

I remain, yours faithfully, 



Letters regretting their inability to attend were also re- 
ceived from the following noblemen and gentlemen amongst 
others : 

The Marquis of Headford, K.I'. 

The Marquis of Ormonde, K.I'. 

The Earl of Pembroke. 

The Earl of Bandon. 

The Earl of Courtown. 

The Earl of Carysfort, K.P. 

The Earl of Gosford, K.P. 

The Earl of Howth, K.P. 

The Earl of Kilmorey. K.P. 

The Earl of Listowel, K.P. 

The Earl of Rosse, K.P. 

The Viscount Downe. 

The Viscount Gort. 

The Viscount Middleton. 

The Viscount Monck. 

The Viscount Valentia. 

The Lord Clarina. 

The Lord Digby. 

The Lord Harlerh. 

The Lord Inchiqain. 

The Lord Bishop of Meath. 

The Rt. Hon. J. T. Ball, P.C. 

The Rt. Hon. Ion Trant Hamilton, P.C. 

Sir Maurice Fitzgerald, Bart. (The Knight of Kerry-. 

Sir John Colomb, K.C.M.G. 

The Hon. R. T. O'Neill, M.P. 

R. U. Penrose Fitzgerald, Esq., M.I'. 

William Johnston. Esq., M.P. 

Thomas Lea, Esq., M.P. 

Captain J. M'Calmont, M.P. 

A. H. Smith-Barry, Esq., M.P 

G. W. Wolff, Esq., M.P. 

A. Hamilton Bryce, Esq., LL.D. 

Edmund Dease, Esq.. D.L. 

Edward Carson, Esq., O.C. 

William Gray, Esq. Chairman G.N.R.C.) 

A P P E N D I X U . 

lcniis of sympathy received during the Conrention from 
Unionist Organizations in Great Hritain and I reland. 

CIATION. " We send assurances of hearty sympathy, and 
wish success to your Convention." 


send greetings, and wish success to the good cause." 

every success. It has our entire sympathy." 
PioriiERHAM UNIONIST ASSOCIATION. ' We warmly sympathize 

with object of Convention, and heartily wish you success. " 

true men of Ireland are right in their determination never 

to submit to the despotic rule of a Parliament, election of 

majority of which will be decided by the dictation of the 

priest and the terrorism of the assassin." 

greeting and hearty sympathy. 1 ' 


LIBERAL UNIONIST ASSOCIATION express deep sympathy, 
and wish every success to your Convention.'' 

Dublin Unionist Convention, and warmly sympathize with 
its protest against the policy that would deprive Irish 
Unionists of their inheritance in the Union, and transfer 
them to the rule of men whom Mr. Gladstone desciibed as 
marching through rapine to the dismemberment of the 

'Scottish Highlanders strongly support Irishmen and co- 
religionists in maintaining unity and integrity of empire, 
and will always stand shoulder to shoulder with them in 
defence of religious and civil freedom.' 1 

warm sympathies of the Liberal Unionists of the West of 
Scotland are with you in your courageous iCbistance to 
tyranny, and your determination to remain citi/.ens of the 
United Kingdom. ' 

DARWEN DIVISION. " Best wishes for success of Conven- 

" KENT UNIONISTS heartily sympathize with the objects of the 
Dublin Convention." 

to the Dublin Convention now assembled in its efforts to 
maintain the integrity of the Empire." 

ings every success.'' 

tion enters fully into the justice and objects of your 
Convention, and wishes you every success. " 

hearty sympathy with all the Loyal Unionists in Ireland, 
and wish great success to your Convention. 

earnest sympathy with the object of the Dublin Convention 
to maintain the Union between Great Britain and Ireland 
for the benefit of both countries.' 1 

most hearty wishes of sympithy to the Dublin Unionist 
Convention, and trust they will meet with the same glorious 
success which attended the Convention in Belfast." 

the entire sympathy of the Unionists of this city. Strenuous 
efforts are being made to send to the next Parliament Mr. 
Butcher, one of your fellow-countrymen, to uphold the 
unity of the Empire." 

'BRECHIN UNIONIST ASSOCIATION desire to express their sym- 
pathy with the Convention, and hope it may be a success." 

TION send greetings of sympathy and success.'' 

"Hui.L LIBERAL UNIONIST ASSOCIATION congratulate you on 
the efforts you are making to secure the good old Empire's 

UNIONISTS OF UEAMN*;. "Every good wish for success of 
your Convention from Unionists of Reading." 

wishes for the success of your efforts in the common cause 
of the Unity of the Empire." 

'Tin-; LIBERAL UNIONISTS OF HEYWOOD tender their good 
wishes to the members of the Dublin Unionist Convention, 
and express their eutiie sympathy with the objects thereof." 


to your meeting and its object." 

' COVENTRY UNIONISTS express hearty sympathy with you." 
" CARDIFF CONSERVATIVE CLUB sends heartiest wishes that 

yuur loyal efforts may be crowned with success." 
" UNIONISTS OF WOLVERHAMPTON offer heartiest sympathy and 

cordial wishes for success of your Convention." 
CONSERVATIVE CLUB, WATFORD. " Heartiest sympathy from 

Conservatives of West Hertfordshire." 

wishes success to your meeting, and the cause for which we 

are fighting." 

" HUDDERSFIELD UNIONISTS send greeting and deepest sympa- 
thy. Success to your efforts." 
"DERBY UNIONISTS send hearty sympathy to the Unionist 

Convention to-day at Dublin. We are fighting hard here." 

will be a great success, and produce further evidence of the 
determination of the Loyalists in Ireland to repudiate any 
scheme of Home Rule." 

"UNIONIST PARTY OF CARDIFF, the metropolis of gallant little 
Wales, and the biggest single member constituency in the 
United Kingdom, sends you best wishes for success of 
to-day's Convention.'' 

"Warmest sympathy and pledge of every effort in aid of 
our Unionist friends in Dublin and South of Ireland.'' 

"KIDDERMINSTER UNION heartily sympathize with object of 
your Convention, and will send you a Unionist member to 
Parliament to support you." 

has our best wishes ; may it succeed.'' 

" SPAI.DING UNIONIST ASSOCIATION congratulate and sympathize 
with you." 

" We most heartily wish your Convention every possible 

Convention success." 

cess to your Convention, and assure you of hearty sympathy 
and support." 

wishes and sympathy to their brothers in Dublin." 

of goodwill to the Dublin Unionist Convention now assem- 
bled. As we ourselves wish to live under the protection of 
the Imperial Parliament, we sympathixe heartily with your 
effort to avert the evils which menace you and the whole 
Empire from the reckless intrigues of shallow political 

CIATION send their expression of their hearty sympathy 
with the objects of your great gathering, and are sure the 
appeal to your brethren in England will meet with the 
sympathy and support it so well deserves." 

"MKLROSK, RO.\IH:ROIISIIIRE, sends heartiest sympathy; also 
hopes for successful meeting." 

' The members of the Association express the pleasure 
with which they view the eneigy displayed by the 
Unionists in Ireland, and hope that the Dublin Convention 
will bear good fruit in due season. They also feel deep 
sympathy with the aim and object of your Convention, and 
assure you of their unswerving support." 

of this Association unanimously express their sympathy 
with the aims of the Convention held in Dublin, and hope 
that Ireland will be able to icturn a large number of 
members to the new Parliament, and that England and 
Scotland will swell the majority in favour of Union, \\hich 
will settle the question for cveiv' 

President, Committee, and other officers and members of 
this Association desire to tender their most loyal and hearty 
wishes for the success of your Convention, and to assure 
you of their earnest belief in the coining triumph of a great 
and just causeUnionist principles at the forthcoming 
polls. We think the splendid success of the Uelfast 
meeting will be followed by an equally signal demonstra- 
tion in Dublin. \Ve have a just and righteous cause, and 
can and must win." 

Li-:.v;rE heartily sympathi/.e with Iri>h Unionists in the 
struggle to maintain the integrity of the Kingdom, and 
hope, by the united efforts of all Pcyali-ts, to defeat the 
pernicious attempts of Separatists to destroy the unity of the 

" WORCESTER ("'oxsKRVATivK. ASSOCIATIONS send heartiest 

'' JJKAY UNIONISTS heartily sympathize with you and objects of 
Convention ; are doing our best to re-elect sound supporter 
for old Ireland's real interests and welfare.'' 

for your meeting to-day. -) 

"SHEFFIELD UNIONIST PARTY send kindly greetings and heart- 
felt sympathy with Irish Unionists at Dublin Convention.'' 


sincerest sympathies are with you, wishing your Convention 
every success.' 1 

CITY OF PKRTII LIIIERAT. UNTONI.-TS. li You have our heartiest 
wishes for the success of your great and glorious meeting. 

greetings and sincere sympathy." 

wishes for a most successful meeting.' 1 

''UNIONISTS OF LIVERPOOL send most cordial sympathy with 
their Irish brethren, and are ready, heart and soul, to help 
them. 1 ' 

" NORTH AMPTON CONSERVATIVES sympathize with the objects of 
your Convention, and wish every success.'' 

vention will l)e a great success, and demonstrate determina- 
tion of Irish Unionists to resist Home Rule to the last." 

" STOCK PORT UNH>NI>TS send greetings and best wishes for 

successful meeting." 
' Br TENHEAD UNIONIST PARTY heartily wishes success to your 

meeting, and the cause for which we are lighting hard." 


tion wish the Dublin Convention all success, we having the 
greatest sympathy for those people in Ireland who are doing 
the great work of endeavouring to maintain the Union. \Ve 
may add that we have strong hopes of being able to retain 
the seat for our present Unionist member, Mr. Cameron 

great success, and may you have a splendid meeting." 

Unionist Committee of Chelsea beg to express to you feelings 
of sympathy, and a determination on our part to support 
you in your galUnt tight for civil and religious liberty 
against rebels and fanatics. '" 

"BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATIVES send warmest sympathy ; hear- 
tiest wishes for success ; a united party here upholds 
Unionist flag, and will return solid seven to new Parlia- 

offer you the assurance of their sincere sympathy in the 
present crisis, and of their support in resisting the attempt 
to set up a separate Parliament in Ireland." 

" DUNDEE UNIONISTS ask you to accept hearty sympathy." 

with Unionist Convention. Union and no surrender." 


'' The 'Executive Committee of this Association are 
pleased to find you are making such a bold front ; they 
desire to express sympathy with you, and to assure you 
that they will use every endeavour in their power to prevent 
so great an iniquity as the handing over of the loyal subjects 
in Ireland to the mercies of the originators of boycotting 
and the Plan of Campaign.'' 

sure in writing to express, on behalf of the Boston Liberal 
Unionist Association, the deep sympathy we feel with you 
in the present Home Rule crisis, to assure you of our untir- 
ing efforts to secure the return of a supporter of the present 
Government in this borough, so as to assist in preventing 
what we feel convinced would mean separation of Ireland 
from Great Britain. We hope the Unionists of the South 
of Ireland may speak as decidedly as those of Ulster in 
their Convention." 

SHIRE desire to convey their heartiest greeting on the 
Unionists assembled in Convention in Dublin. \Ve look 
on your great gathering in the chief City of Ireland, 
intensely representative as it is in every sense, as a most 
powerful evidence of the inter mistake of legislative separa- 
tion. Your Convention, and the marvellous Convention of 
Belfast, speak with a voice from Ireland which will echo 
throughout the Empire, and which will sustain the Loyalists, 
both in Ireland and England, at the polls such as probably 
nothing else could do." 

" LISKEARU UNIONISTS send you hearty good wishes.'' 

pathy from Conservatives of West Hertfordshire.'' 


"Cause greatly strengthened by Belfast Convention. 

Fervently wish success to your Convention to-night." 

wishes and hearty sympathy." 
" ENNISKILLENERS, remembering the past, are watchful and ever 

ready to render assistance when occasion arises.'' 
"NOTTINGHAM ASSOCIATION heartily wish you success in efforts 

to drive back forces of disunion." 
"EDINBURGH IRISH UNIONISTS send warm sympathy to the 

Loyalists of Leinster, Munster, and Connaught in their 

resolve to retain their liberties and to uphold the Empire." 
" HAWICK LIBERAL ASSOCIATION sends warm sympathy." 

MISSIONARY SOCIETY assembled. " Heartily sympathize 

with principles of Dublin Unionist Convention, and assures 

them of support.' 1 
"UNIONISTS SOUTH OF CORK are thinking of Convention with 

deep interest and sympathy. ' 
" SCOTTISH UNIONISTS send greetings to Dublin Convention, 

and express their determination to stand by their Irish 


sympathy with great object of your Convention, and their 

earnest desire for its complete success.'' 

with you. Be more than ever determined to have the tlag 

nailed to the mast." 

' PETTINUS AND BROOKHILL send heartfelt sympathy." 
"LisBEi.i.AW UNIONISTS sympathize with their brethren in the 

South and West." 
'NORTH FERMANAGH LOYALISTS send sympathetic greetings 

and promises of support when necessary. 

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